By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Molecular Probes have been presented. According to news originating from Changsha, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Living cell studies can offer tremendous opportunities for biological and disease studies. Due to their high sensitivity and selectivity, minimum interference with living biological systems, ease of design and synthesis, fluorescent nucleic acid probes (FNAPs) have been widely used in living cell studies, such as for intracellular detection, cell detection, and cell-to-cell communication."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Hunan University, "Here, we review the general requirements and the recent developments in FNAPs for living cell studies. We broadly classify these designs as hybridization probes and aptamer probes. For hybridization probes, we describe recently developed designs, such as nanomaterial-based and amplification-based hybridization probes. For aptamer probes, we discuss four general paradigms that have appeared most frequently in the literature: nanomaterial-based, nanomachine-based, cell surface-anchored and activatable aptamer probe designs in vivo."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "FNAPs promise to open up new and exciting opportunities in biological marks detection for a wide range of biological and medical applications."
For more information on this research see: Recent advances in fluorescent nucleic acid probes for living cell studies. Analyst, 2013;138(1):62-71. (Royal Society of Chemistry - www.rsc.org/; Analyst - pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/an)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from K. Wang, State Key Laboratory of Chemo, Biosensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Institute of Biology, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, People's Taiwan. Additional authors for this research include J. Huang, X. Yang, X. He and J. Liu (see also Molecular Probes).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Changsha, Molecular Probes, Nucleic Acid Probes, People's Republic of China.
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