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Bioluminescent quantum dots

Nature Methodsvolume 3page240 (2006) | Download Citation



Bioluminescence is widely used for in vivo imaging of nude mice. By conjugating luciferase protein to quantum dots, bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET) turns these useful fluorophores into a new class of bioluminescent probe.

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    So, M.K. et al. Self-illuminating quantum dot conjugates for in vivo imaging. Nat. Biotechnol. 24, 339–343 (2006).

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