Special Issue "Fluorescent Probes for Imaging and Detection"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Assist. Prof. Kim Dokyoung Website E-Mail
*Department of Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School, **Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: innovating chemical tools design for disease diagnosis and bioimaging; innovating novel nanoformulations for drug delivery systems; biomarker sensing materials and platform; fluorescent materials; porous silicon materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to introduce a new Special Issue, titled “Fluorescent Probes for Imaging and Detection”, which will be published in Materials, an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to covering leading research and developments in the field of materials science and engineering. This Special Issue encompasses the field of fluorescent probes and its applications based on organic/inorganic/nano-/hybrid materials. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Fluorescent probes/sensors; fluorescent sensing principles and mechanisms; analytical chemistry; fluorophores; fluorescent materials; one photon/two-photon excitable probes; fluorescent detection and sensing; and biomedical applications.

Please consider this invitation to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Prof. Kim Dokyoung
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • fluorescent probe
  • bioimaging
  • sensors
  • fluorescence detection
  • fluorescent materials
  • fluorophore
  • two-photon

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A Selective Fluorescence Turn-On Probe for the Detection of DCNP (Nerve Agent Tabun Simulant)
Materials 2019, 12(18), 2943; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12182943 - 11 Sep 2019
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Diethylcyanophosphonate (DCNP) is a simulant of Tabun (GA) which is an extremely toxic chemical substance and is used as a chemical warfare (CW) nerve agent. Due to its toxic properties, monitoring methods have been constantly come under the spotlight. What we are proposing [...] Read more.
Diethylcyanophosphonate (DCNP) is a simulant of Tabun (GA) which is an extremely toxic chemical substance and is used as a chemical warfare (CW) nerve agent. Due to its toxic properties, monitoring methods have been constantly come under the spotlight. What we are proposing within this report is a next-generation fluorescent probe, DMHN1, which allows DCNP to become fully traceable in a sensitive, selective, and responsive manner. This is the first fluorescent turn-on probe within the dipolar naphthalene platform induced by ESIPT (excited state intramolecular proton transfer) suppression that allows us to sense DCNP without any disturbance by other similar G-series chemical weapons. The successful demonstrations of practical applications, such as in vitro analysis, soil analysis, and the development of an on-site real-time prototype sensing kit, encourage further applications in a variety of fields. Full article
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Fluorescence-Based Analysis of Noncanonical Functions of Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetase-Interacting Multifunctional Proteins (AIMPs) in Peripheral Nerves
Materials 2019, 12(7), 1064; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12071064 - 01 Apr 2019
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Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase-interacting multifunctional proteins (AIMPs) are auxiliary factors involved in protein synthesis related to aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (ARSs). AIMPs, which are well known as nonenzymatic factors, include AIMP1/p43, AIMP2/p38, and AIMP3/p18. The canonical functions of AIMPs include not only protein synthesis via multisynthetase complexes [...] Read more.
Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase-interacting multifunctional proteins (AIMPs) are auxiliary factors involved in protein synthesis related to aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (ARSs). AIMPs, which are well known as nonenzymatic factors, include AIMP1/p43, AIMP2/p38, and AIMP3/p18. The canonical functions of AIMPs include not only protein synthesis via multisynthetase complexes but also maintenance of the structural stability of these complexes. Several recent studies have demonstrated nontypical (noncanonical) functions of AIMPs, such as roles in apoptosis, inflammatory processes, DNA repair, and so on. However, these noncanonical functions of AIMPs have not been studied in peripheral nerves related to motor and sensory functions. Peripheral nerves include two types of structures: peripheral axons and Schwann cells. The myelin sheath formed by Schwann cells produces saltatory conduction, and these rapid electrical signals control motor and sensory functioning in the service of survival in mammals. Schwann cells play roles not only in myelin sheath formation but also as modulators of nerve degeneration and regeneration. Therefore, it is important to identify the main functions of Schwann cells in peripheral nerves. Here, using immunofluorescence technique, we demonstrated that AIMPs are essential morphological indicators of peripheral nerve degeneration, and their actions are limited to peripheral nerves and not the dorsal root ganglion and the ventral horn of the spinal cord. Full article
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