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Special Issue "Luminescent Probes and Bioconjugation Chemistries"
A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Biology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 3013
Special Issue Editor
Interests: green chemistry; bio-based advanced organic materials; drug delivery; surface functionalization of biomaterials; hydrogels; hybrid organic-inorganic nanosystems; organic and organometallic synthesis
Special Issue Information
Fluorescent probes are materials able to emit light after absorption of a radiation of an appropriate wavelength, and they have been exploited in a wide range of applications in various fields, from sensors, bioimaging, drug delivery, medical diagnostics and therapeutics, and material science. In addition, fluorescent techniques can display high sensitivity and rapid responses, offering great potential for visualizing biochemical processes and bioimaging in cells and living organisms.
In addition to the characteristics needed for an optimal detection, the cytotoxicity and biocompatibility of fluorescent probes must be carefully evaluated for successful bio-applications. To overcome these concerns, conjugation to biomolecules can be designed via the interaction with appropriate functional groups present on the probe’s structure. Several types of interactions can be used to attach biological molecules to fluorescent derivatives, spanning from non-covalent interactions to electrostatic ones and clearly including covalent bonds.
This Special Issue intends to present the current state-of-the-art in the investigation, synthesis and characterization of new derivatives that combine fluorescent probe to biomolecules; the benefit would be to exploit the peculiarity of the single components toward a construction of more powerful systems for different fields of application.
This Special Issue welcomes the submission of high-quality research papers as well as comprehensive reviews about new ideas and concepts about fluorescent bio-conjugated probes and their performances.
Topics of interest for publication in this Special Issue include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Multifunctional materials
- Fluorescent nanomaterials
- Drug delivery
Dr. Letizia Sambri
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- multifunctional materials
- fluorescent nanomaterials
- drug delivery