In Vivo Metal Ion Imaging Using Fluorescent Sensors.

Research paper by Genevieve C GC Van de Bittner, Tasuku T Hirayama

Indexed on: 11 Jun '16Published on: 11 Jun '16Published in: Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)


In vivo imaging in living animals provides the ability to monitor alterations of signaling molecules, ions, and other biological components during various life stages and in disease. The data gained from in vivo imaging can be used for biological discovery or to determine elements of disease progression and can inform the development and translation of therapeutics. Herein, we present theories behind small-molecule, fluorescent, metal ion sensors as well as the methods for their successful application to in vivo metal ion imaging, including ex vivo validation.