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Advances in the Design and Synthesis of Fluorescent Probes for Bioimaging Applications

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 91

Special Issue Editors

State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, Key Lab of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009, China
Interests: design and synthesis of new probes for biomolecules; medicinal chemistry in drug discovery; liver disease; chemical biology; molecule imaging
School of Bioengineering, Dalian University of Technology, 2 Linggong Road, Dalian 116024, China
Interests: fluorescent probes; AIEgens; imaging; theranostic
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The design and synthesis of fluorescent probes for bioimaging applications have seen significant advancements in recent years. These probes play a crucial role in visualizing and understanding biological processes at the molecular level. By utilizing these probes, researchers can track specific molecules, monitor cellular activities, and investigate disease mechanisms. The aim of this Special Issue of Molecules is to provide an updated and integrated focus on the development of advanced fluorescent probes, which has opened up new possibilities in diagnostic imaging, drug discovery, and basic biological research. Key considerations in the design process include brightness, photostability, specificity, and biocompatibility. This field continues to evolve, with ongoing efforts to create novel fluorescent probes with improved performance and expanded applications. This Special Issue’s scope is broad and includes the following areas: fluorescent probes for ions, peroxides, proteins, nucleic acids, and their applications in bioimaging.

Dr. Xiaowei Xu
Dr. Haidong Li
Guest Editors

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  • fluorescent probes
  • bioimaging
  • molecular imaging
  • cell biology
  • disease mechanisms
  • diagnostic imaging
  • drug

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