Quantum dots as donors in fluorescence resonance energy transfer for the bioanalysis of nucleic acids, proteins, and other biological molecules

@article{Algar2008QuantumDA,
  title={Quantum dots as donors in fluorescence resonance energy transfer for the bioanalysis of nucleic acids, proteins, and other biological molecules},
  author={W. Russ Algar and Ulrich J. Krull},
  journal={Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={391},
  pages={1609-1618}
}
  • W. R. Algar, U. Krull
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
AbstractQuantum dots (QDs) have a number of unique optical properties that are advantageous in the development of bioanalyses based on fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET). Researchers have used QDs as energy donors in FRET schemes for the analysis of nucleic acids, proteins, proteases, haptens, and other small molecules. This paper reviews these applications of QDs. Existing FRET technologies can potentially be improved by using QDs as energy donors instead of conventional… 
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