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A Universal Strategy to Construct Lanthanide-Doped Nanoparticles-Based Activable NIR-II Luminescence Probe for Bioimaging.

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Summary of "A Universal Strategy to Construct Lanthanide-Doped Nanoparticles-Based Activable NIR-II Luminescence Probe for Bioimaging."

Lanthanide-doped nanoparticles (LnNPs) have gained increasing attention recently for bioimaging in the second near-infrared window (NIR-II, 1,000-1,700 nm) because of their excellent photophysical properties, but the construction of LnNPs-based activable probe responding to specific targets remains a challenge. Herein, we proposed an uncomplicated and universal strategy to fabricate LnNPs-based NIR-II probes by target-triggered dye-sensitization process. The dye acts as both the recognition motif of the target and a potential antenna for LnNPs, which can be activated by the target to sensitize the NIR-II luminescence of LnNPs. A proof-of-concept probe for glutathione (GSH) was constructed to validate this approach. It was able to track the fluctuation of GSH level in liver and lymphatic drainage and provide clear images with high contrast and resolution in vivo. This strategy can be generalized to construct NIR-II probes for various analytes by simply changing the recognition motif of the dye, greatly promoting the application of LnNPs.

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Name: iScience
ISSN: 2589-0042
Pages: 100962

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