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Quantum dot bioconjugates for imaging, labelling and sensing
One of the fastest moving and most exciting interfaces of nanotechnology is the use of quantum dots (QDs) in biology. The unique optical properties of QDs make them appealing as in vivo and in vitroExpand
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Long-term multiple color imaging of live cells using quantum dot bioconjugates
Luminescent quantum dots (QDs)—semiconductor nanocrystals—are a promising alternative to organic dyes for fluorescence-based applications. We have developed procedures for using QDs to label liveExpand
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(CdSe)ZnS Core-Shell Quantum Dots - Synthesis and Characterization of a Size Series of Highly Luminescent Nanocrystallites
We report a synthesis of highly luminescent (CdSe)ZnS composite quantum dots with CdSe cores ranging in diameter from 23 to 55 A. The narrow photoluminescence (fwhm ≤ 40 nm) from these composite dotsExpand
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Self-assembled nanoscale biosensors based on quantum dot FRET donors
The potential of luminescent semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) to enable development of hybrid inorganic-bioreceptor sensing materials has remained largely unrealized. We report the design, formationExpand
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Self-Assembly of CdSe−ZnS Quantum Dot Bioconjugates Using an Engineered Recombinant Protein
A novel and direct method is described for conjugating protein molecules to luminescent CdSe−ZnS core−shell nanocrystals (Quantum Dots) for use as bioactive fluorescent probes in sensing, imaging,Expand
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Proteolytic activity monitored by fluorescence resonance energy transfer through quantum-dot–peptide conjugates
Proteases are enzymes that catalyse the breaking of specific peptide bonds in proteins and polypeptides. They are heavily involved in many normal biological processes as well as in diseases,Expand
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Tracking metastatic tumor cell extravasation with quantum dot nanocrystals and fluorescence emission-scanning microscopy
Metastasis is an impediment to the development of effective cancer therapies. Our understanding of metastasis is limited by our inability to follow this process in vivo. Fluorescence microscopyExpand
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Electrical, optical, and structural properties of indium–tin–oxide thin films for organic light-emitting devices
High-quality indium–tin–oxide (ITO) thin films (200–850 nm) have been grown by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) on glass substrates without a postdeposition annealing treatment. The structural,Expand
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Biosensing with Luminescent Semiconductor Quantum Dots
Luminescent semiconductor nanocrystals or quantum dots (QDs) are a recently developed class of nanomaterial whose unique photophysical properties are helping to create a new generation of robustExpand
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Fluorescence resonance energy transfer between quantum dot donors and dye-labeled protein acceptors.
We used luminescent CdSe-ZnS core-shell quantum dots (QDs) as energy donors in fluorescent resonance energy transfer (FRET) assays. Engineered maltose binding protein (MBP) appended with anExpand
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