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Near-infrared gold-doped CdHgTe quantum dots (QDs) with improved photoluminescence and biocompatibility were developed using an aqueous solution route with L-glutathione and L-cysteine as stabilizers. As-prepared Au:CdHgTe QDs were covalently linked to arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) peptide, anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal(More)
We report here the soft nanomaterial-based targeting polymersomes for near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging to carry out in vivo tumor detection. Two polymersome-based NIR fluorescent probes were prepared through the self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers, poly(butadiene-b-ethylene oxide) (PEO-b-PBD). Each of them was encapsulated with distinct(More)
We report polymeric nanomicelles doped with organic fluorophores (StCN, (Z)-2,3-bis[4-(N-4-(diphenylamino)styryl)phenyl]-acrylonitrile), which have the property of aggregation-enhanced fluorescence. The fluorescent nanomicelles have two unique features: (1) They give much brighter fluorescence emission than mono-fluorophores. (2) The nanomicelles with(More)
The gold-doped cadmium telluride (Au:CdTe) nanocrystals were synthesized by aqueous solution route using L-glutathione and L-cysteine as stabilizers. As-prepared Au:CdTe nanocrystals have good monodispersity and a zinc-blende structure. Compared with undoped CdTe nanocrystals, the Au:CdTe nanocrystals exhibited improved photostability, higher cellular(More)
Quantum dots (QDs) have been used as novel fluorescent nanoprobes for various bioapplications. The degradation of QDs, and consequent release of free cadmium ions, have been suggested to be the causes of their overall toxicity. However, in contrast to sufficient investigations regarding the biological fate of QDs, a paucity of studies have reported their(More)
This paper reported an efficient and low pollution synthesis method, with which the CdHgTe quantum dots (QDs) with 600-900 nm emission spectrum were synthesized in aqueous solution using stabilizer L-glutathione and L-cysteine at 96 °C. The resulting CdHgTe QDs were characterized with transmission electronic microscopy (TEM) and(More)
A complete understanding of the toxicological behavior of quantum dots (QDs) in vivo is of great importance and a prerequisite for their application in humans. In contrast with the numerous cytotoxicity studies investigating QDs, only a few in vivo studies of QDs have been reported, and the issue remains controversial. Our study aimed to understand(More)
A microdevice made of glass for genetic analysis has been fabricated, for the first time, for integration of extraction of nucleic acids and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), followed by online fluorescence detection of amplification products on a single chip. The nucleic acid (NA) extraction region consists of a microfabricated serpentine(More)
Digital nucleic acid amplification provides unprecedented opportunities for absolute nucleic acid quantification by counting of single molecules. This technique is useful for molecular genetic analysis in cancer, stem cell, bacterial, non-invasive prenatal diagnosis in which many biologists are interested. This paper describes a self-priming(More)
The effects of three types of inulin, including FS (DP≤10), FI (DP of 2-60) and FXL (DP≥23), on the gelatinization and retrogradation characteristics of wheat starch were investigated. As the concentration of inulin added into starch increased, the gelatinization temperature increased whereas the breakdown value decreased, and the value of setback first(More)