Special Issue "Synthetic Fluorescent Indicators for Low Molecular Weight Organic Metabolites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2013)
As our understanding of the metabolome grows it becomes increasingly important to develop simple, robust and reliable tools for the determination of small molecule biomarkers. Moreover, there is a growing need for materials useful in emerging nations, where relatively limited access to refrigeration and electricity demands robust, user friendly and inexpensive diagnostics. In developed nations rising health care expenses, as well as demand for point-of-care and home testing kits, drive the development of efficient and user friendly diagnostics. Fully synthetic and highly selective fluorescent indicators for small organic biomarkers are potential alternatives to relatively complex instrumentation such as NMR and mass spectrometers. In general, sensors composed of fully synthetic materials are more stable and less costly than their counterparts composed of antibodies, enzymes and related biorecognition elements. The creation of fully synthetic indicators comprising components that rival nature’s selectivity embodies an ongoing fundamental challenge to chemists and is a major focus of this special issue. The topics covered will represent recent innovations in fluorescent indicators for organic compounds of interest to the sensor and diagnostics community. They will include the selective detection of sugars, amino acids, lipids and other natural products. The issue will also cover the utility of a range of materials including dyes, polymers, sensor arrays and quantum dots and nanomaterials. Both original and topical review articles may be submitted.
Prof. Dr. Robert M. Strongin
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- fluorescent indicators for organic compounds
- fluorescent indicators for natural products
- fluorescent indicators for amino acids
- fluorescent indicators for sugars
- fluorescent indicators for saccharides
- fluorescent indicators for lipids
- fluorescent indicators for metabolites
- fluorescent indicators for organic biomarkers