Molecular Beacons

  • Chaoyong James Yang
  • Weihong Tan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Chunming Wang, Chaoyong James Yang
    Pages 45-59
  3. Mingxu You, Chaoyong James Yang, Weihong Tan
    Pages 61-74
  4. Tao Chen, Weihong Tan
    Pages 75-90
  5. Mingxu You, Chaoyong James Yang, Weihong Tan
    Pages 107-122
  6. Jin Huang
    Pages 123-138
  7. Cuichen Wu, Chaoyong James Yang, Weihong Tan
    Pages 175-194

About this book


Molecular Beacons explains working principle of molecular beacons, discusses their design, synthesis, purification and characterization, explores their thermodynamic and kinetic properties, and more importantly, reviews their in vivo and in vitro applications with the emphasis on the design and modification of molecular beacons for in vivo mRNA imaging applications.

This book is designed to bring together in a single resource an organized and comprehensive view of molecular beacons and will be a valuable resource for academic, clinical and industrial scientists and graduate students who may consider exploring molecular beacons in their research or practice.

Chaoyong James Yang is the Lu Jiaxi Professor of Chemistry at Xiamen University, China.

Weihong Tan is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering at Hunan University, China and also a University of Florida Distinguished Professor and V. T. and Louis Jackson Professor of Chemistry at the University of Florida, USA.


DNA hairpin structures Engineering molecular beacons Excimer molecular beacon Fluorescence quenching Molecular aptamer beacons Real-Time PCR Signal amplification Single nucleotide polymorphisms Thermodynamic and kinetic properties

Editors and affiliations

  • Chaoyong James Yang
    • 1
  • Weihong Tan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Biology College of Chemistry and Chemical Xiamen UniversityXiamenChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Chemistry Hunan UniversityChangshaChina, People's Republic

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