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Tailoring silver nanodots for intracellular staining

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Abstract

Through tailored oligonucleotide scaffolds, Ag nanocluster syntheses have yielded thermally and cell-culture medium stable silver cluster-based emitters. Optimizing ssDNA stability has enabled creation of highly concentrated and spectrally pure nanocluster emitters with strong intracellular emission. Both fixed and live-cell staining become possible, and intracellular delivery is demonstrated both through conjugation to cell-penetrating peptides and via microinjection.

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The article was received on 20 Aug 2010, accepted on 19 Oct 2010 and first published on 09 Nov 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0PP00263A
Citation: Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2011,10, 109-115
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    Tailoring silver nanodots for intracellular staining

    S. Choi, J. Yu, S. A. Patel, Y. Tzeng and R. M. Dickson, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2011, 10, 109
    DOI: 10.1039/C0PP00263A

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