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Near-Infrared Fluorescent Nanoprobes for in Vivo Optical Imaging
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
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Received: 9 January 2012; in revised form: 23 February 2012 / Accepted: 26 March 2012 / Published: 30 March 2012
Abstract: Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent probes offer advantages of high photon penetration, reduced light scattering and minimal autofluorescence from living tissues, rendering them valuable for noninvasive mapping of molecular events, assessment of therapeutic efficacy, and monitoring of disease progression in animal models. This review provides an overview of the recent development of the design and optical property of the different classes of NIR fluorescent nanoprobes associated with in vivo imaging applications.
Keywords: near-infrared; in vivo imaging; fluorescent dyes; nanotechnology; nanoprobes
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Quek, C.-H.; Leong, K.W. Near-Infrared Fluorescent Nanoprobes for in Vivo Optical Imaging. Nanomaterials 2012, 2, 92-112.
Quek C-H, Leong KW. Near-Infrared Fluorescent Nanoprobes for in Vivo Optical Imaging. Nanomaterials. 2012; 2(2):92-112.
Quek, Chai-Hoon; Leong, Kam W. 2012. "Near-Infrared Fluorescent Nanoprobes for in Vivo Optical Imaging." Nanomaterials 2, no. 2: 92-112.