Aptamers Selected by Cell-SELEX for Theranostics

  • Weihong Tan
  • Xiaohong Fang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Libo Zhao, Weihong Tan, Xiaohong Fang
    Pages 1-11
  3. Dihua Shangguan, Tao Bing, Nan Zhang
    Pages 13-33
  4. Tao Chen, Cuichen Wu, Weihong Tan
    Pages 67-87
  5. Da Han, Cuichen Wu, Weihong Tan
    Pages 89-109
  6. Guizhi Zhu, Liping Qiu, Hongmin Meng, Lei Mei, Weihong Tan
    Pages 111-137
  7. Chun-Hua Lu, Xiu-Juan Qi, Juan Li, Huang-Hao Yang
    Pages 163-195
  8. Kwame Sefah, Joseph Phillips, Cuichen Wu
    Pages 197-213
  9. Jing Zheng, Chunmei Li, Ronghua Yang
    Pages 239-264
  10. Prabodhika Mallikaratchy, Hasan Zumrut, Naznin Ara
    Pages 265-299
  11. Yue He, Andrea del Valle, Yu-Fen Huang
    Pages 301-337
  12. Yanling Song, Huimin Zhang, Zhi Zhu, Chaoyong Yang
    Pages 339-352

About this book


This edited volume describes cell-SELEX as the fundamental tool used to generate aptamer molecules for a wide range of applications in molecular medicine, bioanalysis and chemical biology. Easily integrated into the natural heterogeneous cell matrix, aptamers can be effectively used in theranostics, bioanalysis, environment detection and biomedical studies. The book gathers reviews that reflect the latest advances in the field of aptamers, and consists in fourteen chapters demonstrating essential examples of these aptamers and aptamer-nanomaterial assemblies, depending on the types of applications and biological systems. It also includes a separate chapter on the utilization of aptamers in real clinics and what will be required to achieve this significant goal. The book will be both appealing and useful to a broad audience, including biologists, bioscientists, and clinicians whose interests range from chemistry and biomedical engineering to cell and molecular biology and biotechnology.

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.

Xiaohong Fang is a Professor at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.


Aptamer-based hydrogels Aptamer-nanomaterial conjugates Cancer biomarker Cancer theranostics Cell-SELEX DNA molecular devices Molecular engineering Molecular medicine Nucleic acid amphiphiles Targeted drug delivery

Editors and affiliations

  • Weihong Tan
    • 1
  • Xiaohong Fang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryHunan University, Molecular Science and Biomedicine Laboratory, State Key Laboratory for Chemo/Bio-Sensing and Chemometrics College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Changsha, China & University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Institute of ChemistryChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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