Biocompatible quantum dots for biological applications.

@article{Rosenthal2011BiocompatibleQD,
  title={Biocompatible quantum dots for biological applications.},
  author={Sandra J Rosenthal and Jerry Cha-Jan Chang and Olena Kovtun and James R. McBride and Ian D. Tomlinson},
  journal={Chemistry & biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={10-24}
}
Semiconductor quantum dots are quickly becoming a critical diagnostic tool for discerning cellular function at the molecular level. Their high brightness, long-lasting, size-tunable, and narrow luminescence set them apart from conventional fluorescence dyes. Quantum dots are being developed for a variety of biologically oriented applications, including fluorescent assays for drug discovery, disease detection, single protein tracking, and intracellular reporting. This review introduces the… CONTINUE READING
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