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Sensors 2010, 10(4), 3126-3144; doi:10.3390/s100403126
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Environmentally Sensitive Fluorescent Sensors Based on Synthetic Peptides

1,*  and 2
Received: 6 January 2010; in revised form: 27 February 2010 / Accepted: 24 March 2010 / Published: 31 March 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fluorescent Chemosensors)
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Abstract: Biosensors allow the direct detection of molecular analytes, by associating a biological receptor with a transducer able to convert the analyte-receptor recognition event into a measurable signal. We review recent work aimed at developing synthetic fluorescent molecular sensors for a variety of analytes, based on peptidic receptors labeled with environmentally sensitive fluorophores. Fluorescent indicators based on synthetic peptides are highly interesting alternatives to protein-based sensors, since they can be synthesized chemically, are stable, and can be easily modified in a site-specific manner for fluorophore coupling and for immobilization on solid supports.
Keywords: peptide biosensors; environmentally-sensitive fluorophore peptide biosensors; environmentally-sensitive fluorophore
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Choulier, L.; Enander, K. Environmentally Sensitive Fluorescent Sensors Based on Synthetic Peptides. Sensors 2010, 10, 3126-3144.

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Choulier L, Enander K. Environmentally Sensitive Fluorescent Sensors Based on Synthetic Peptides. Sensors. 2010; 10(4):3126-3144.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Choulier, Laurence; Enander, Karin. 2010. "Environmentally Sensitive Fluorescent Sensors Based on Synthetic Peptides." Sensors 10, no. 4: 3126-3144.


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