A multitalented protein: Fluorescence and bioluminescence resonance energy transfer, FRET and BRET, respectively, are viable strategies for the generation of near-infrared light for in vivo imaging. In a recent ground-breaking study, luciferase was used first to mediate the growth and stability of quantum dots and then as a light source for BRET (see picture).
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - Dec 17 2010|
- energy transfer
- fluorescent proteins
- near-infrared dyes
- quantum dots