Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 243–247 | Cite as

Fluorescence Analysis with Quantum Dot Probes for Hepatoma Under One- and Two-Photon Excitation

  • Xuefeng Yu
  • Liangdong Chen
  • Yuliang Deng
  • Kaiyang Li
  • Ququan Wang
  • Yan Li
  • Si Xiao
  • Li Zhou
  • Xuan Luo
  • Jia Liu
  • Daiwen Pang
Original Paper

Abstract

A new class of fluorescent probe produced by conjugating semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) with protein molecule is proposed as an alternative to conventional organic labels. However the fluorescence characteristics of the QD bioconjugates are not clear while they are excitied with one- or two-photon laser pulse. We synthesized specific immunofluorescent probes by linking QDs to alpha fetoprotein (AFP) antibody for specific binding alpha-fetoprotein -an important marker for hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines, and archived specific fluorescence detection with the QDs-Anti-AFP in nude mice. Then, we have analyzed the fluorescence characteristics of QDs-Anti-AFP and original QDs both under one- and two-photon excitations. The results demonstrated that QDs-Anti-AFP’s fluorescent spectral and lifetime haven’t varied much from that of original QDs. Moreover, QDs-Anti-AFP have exhibited higher fluorescence efficiency than QDs under two-photon examination.

Keywords

Quantum dots Fluorescence One-photon excitation Two-photon excitation Hepatoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xuefeng Yu
    • 1
  • Liangdong Chen
    • 2
  • Yuliang Deng
    • 1
  • Kaiyang Li
    • 1
  • Ququan Wang
    • 1
  • Yan Li
    • 2
  • Si Xiao
    • 1
  • Li Zhou
    • 1
  • Xuan Luo
    • 1
  • Jia Liu
    • 3
  • Daiwen Pang
    • 3
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Acoustic and Photonic Materials and Devices of Ministry of Education & Department of PhysicsWuhan UniversityWuhanChina
  2. 2.Cancer Center of Wuhan University & Department of OncologyZhongnan Hospital of Wuhan UniversityWuhanChina
  3. 3.College of Chemistry & Molecular SciencesWuhan UniversityWuhanChina

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