Molecular Imaging with Activatable Reporter Systems

  title={Molecular Imaging with Activatable Reporter Systems},
  author={Gang Niu and Xiaoyuan Chen},
Molecular imaging is a newly emerged multiple disciplinary field that aims to visualize, characterize and quantitatively measure biological processes at cellular and molecular levels in humans and other living systems. A reporter gene is a piece of DNA encoding reporter protein, which presents as a readily measurable phenotype that can be distinguished easily from the background of endogenous protein. After being transferred into cells of organ systems (transgenes), the reporter gene can be… CONTINUE READING