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Potential-Resolved Electrochemiluminescence Nanoprobes for Visual Apoptosis Evaluation at Single-Cell Level.

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Summary of "Potential-Resolved Electrochemiluminescence Nanoprobes for Visual Apoptosis Evaluation at Single-Cell Level."

In this work, a potential-resolved electrochemiluminescence (ECL) method is developed and used for the apoptosis diagnosis at single-cell level. The apoptosis of cells usually induces the decreasing expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and promotes phosphatidylserine (PS) eversion in cell membrane. Here, Au@L012 and g-C3N4 as ECL probes are functionalized with epidermal growth factor (EGF) and peptide (PSBP) to recognize the EGFR and PS on cell surface, respectively, showing two well-separated ECL signals during a potential scanning. Experimental results reveal that the relative ECL change of g-C3N4 and Au@L012 correlates with the degree of apoptosis, which provides an accurate way to investigate apoptosis without interference that solely changes EGFR or PS. With a homemade ECL microscopy, we simultaneously evaluate the EGFR and PS expression of abundant individual cells, and therefore achieve the visualization analysis of the apoptosis rate for normal and cancer cell samples. This strategy contributes to visually studying tumor markers and pushing the application of ECL imaging for the disease diagnosis at single-cell level.

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Name: Analytical chemistry
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