Special Issue "Probes for Living Cell Detection"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2024 | Viewed by 3236
Interests: live-cell imaging; superresolution microscopy; chemigenetic biosensor; cell permeable and fluorogenic probes
Live-cell imaging and sensing have provided excellent opportunities to observe cellular structures and biological events at high spatial and temporal resolution. The advancement of new imaging techniques, e.g., superresolution microscopy and stimulated Raman scattering microscopy, is providing unprecedented tools for further elucidating the biological functions in living cells. A bottleneck to applying these approaches in live-cell detection is the availability of appropriate fluorescent probes for labeling and sensing. To achieve excellent performance in live-cell imaging and sensing, an ideal probe should possess (i) good cell permeability, (ii) high fluorogenicity, (iii) high brightness and photostability, (iv) high sensitivity and specificity, and (iv) suitable excitation/emission wavelengths.
Through this Special Issue, we encourage you to share your findings and ideas in the field of bioimaging and biosensing and are thus inviting contributions that report recent advances in probes for live-cell detection. The main points of focus are (1) new probes or new strategies to improve the properties (e.g., brightness, photostability, Stokes shift, cell permeability) of conventional dyes for live-cell imaging (e.g., fluorescence, Raman, bio-/chemiluminescence), (2) new probes for sensing bioanalytes (e.g., proteins, metabolites, signal molecules, pH, ROS) in living cells or animals. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also encourage researchers to share their ideas and discoveries on how probes could be used for drug discovery in living cells.
Prof. Dr. Lu Wang
Prof. Dr. Cong Li
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- live-cell microscopy
- probe design