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Boronic acids for fluorescence imaging of carbohydrates

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Abstract

“Fluorescence imaging” is a particularly exciting and rapidly developing area of research; the annual number of publications in the area has increased ten-fold over the last decade. The rapid increase of interest in fluorescence imaging will necessitate the development of an increasing number of molecular receptors and binding agents in order to meet the demand in this rapidly expanding area. Carbohydrate biomarkers are particularly important targets for fluorescence imaging given their pivotal role in numerous important biological events, including the development and progression of many diseases. Therefore, the development of new fluorescent receptors and binding agents for carbohydrates is and will be increasing in demand. This review highlights the development of fluorescence imaging agents based on boronic acids a particularly promising class of receptors given their strong and selective binding with carbohydrates in aqueous media.

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The article was received on 17 Oct 2015, accepted on 23 Nov 2015 and first published on 23 Nov 2015


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08633G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 3456-3469
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    Boronic acids for fluorescence imaging of carbohydrates

    X. Sun, W. Zhai, J. S. Fossey and T. D. James, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 3456
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08633G

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