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Semiconductor Quantum Dots for In Vivo Imaging

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Abstract:

Quantum dots play an important role in the in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo optical imaging. Dramatic improvements have been achieved in the aspect of surface modification, biocompatibility, and targeting specificity, which had significant impact on the in vivo applications of quantum dots. This review summarizes the recent advances of quantum dots for in vivo imaging using both non-specific and targeted approaches. The toxicity of cadmium chalcogenide materials and alternative approaches such as the use of doped nanocrystal quantum dots were also discussed. The integration of quantum dots with other imaging techniques is also expected to give rise to a new generation of multifunctional probes for biomedical applications.

Keywords: FLUORESCENCE; IN-VIVO IMAGING; QUANTUM DOTS; RECEPTOR TARGETING; TOXICITY

Document Type: Review Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2007.628

Publication date: August 1, 2007

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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