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Biomarker sensing platforms based on fluorescent metal nanoclusters

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Abstract

Metal nanoclusters (NCs) and their unique properties are increasing in importance and their applications are covering a wide range of areas. Their remarkable fluorescence properties and easy synthesis procedure and the possibility of functionalizing them for the detection of specific targets, such as biomarkers, make them a very interesting biosensing tool. Nowadays the detection of biomarkers related to different diseases is critical. In this context, NCs scaffolded within an appropriate molecule can be used to detect and quantify biomarkers through specific interactions and fluorescence properties of the NCs. These methods include analytical detection and biolocalization using imaging techniques. This review covers a selection of recent strategies to detect biomarkers related to diverse diseases (from infectious, inflammatory, or tumour origin) using fluorescent nanoclusters.

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Submitted
25 Sep 2020
Accepted
10 Jan 2021
First published
13 Jan 2021

This article is Open Access

Nanoscale Adv., 2021,3, 1331-1341
Article type
Review Article

Biomarker sensing platforms based on fluorescent metal nanoclusters

M. V. Romeo, E. López-Martínez, J. Berganza-Granda, F. Goñi-de-Cerio and A. L. Cortajarena, Nanoscale Adv., 2021, 3, 1331
DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00796J

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