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A living light bulb, ultrasensitive biodetection made easy
© Shang and Gao; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014
- Received: 18 June 2014
- Accepted: 18 June 2014
- Published: 30 June 2014
A team of scientists led by Professor DW Pang at Wuhan University have developed a new class of fluorescence probes based on bacterial cells. These microbial factories manufacture semiconductor nanocrystals inside and display protein A molecules on cell surface, transforming Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) cells into highly fluorescent cellular beacons that can be easily adapted for detection of diverse biological targets.
- Light Bulb
- Biological Target
- Semiconductor Nanocrystals
- Large Stokes Shift
JS and XHG wrote the article. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
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