Bifunctional peptides that precisely biomineralize Au clusters and specifically stain cell nuclei

Yaling Wang, Yanyan Cui, Yuliang Zhao, Ru Liu, Zhipeng Sun, Wei Li, Xueyun Gao

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Abstract

A bifunctional peptide containing a domain that targets cell nuclei and a domain with the ability to biomineralize and capture Au clusters is presented. The peptide-Au clusters exhibit red emission (λ em = 677 nm) and specifically stain the nuclei of three cell lines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)871-873
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 14 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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