Special Issue "Fluorescent Biosensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2013)
Dr. Hui-Wang Ai (Website)
Department of Chemistry, 501 Big Springs Road, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Interests: fluorescent sensors; environmental chemical biology; protein engineering and protein chemistry
The past a few decades have witnessed extraordinary advances in fluorescent biosensors that have revolutionized the way how biology could be studied. Fluorescent biosensors are molecules and devices that measure the concentrations, locations and other dynamics of biomolecules and bioactivities by means of fluorescence. Often these probes are coupled with state-of-the-art instruments including various microscopes and macroscopes to enable the imaging of cells, tissues, and intact multicellular organisms (e.g., plants, animals and human beings).
Fluorescent biosensors are usually based on fluorescent organic molecules, nanoparticles, proteins, or combinations of organic molecules, nanoparticles and proteins. They are designed and engineered to change their fluorescent colors or intensities in response to external stimuli or physiological changes including pH fluctuations, metal ion homeostasis, cell signaling, membrane potential differences, phosphorylation, ubiquitination, redox reactions, and apoptosis. In particular, the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three scientists who discovered and developed fluorescent proteins, which have now been developed into a very large group of biosensors.
The aim of this special issue is to highlight high-quality results (including original research articles and reviews) in the field of fluorescent biosensor. Articles that focus on or propose new ideas and new directions are particularly welcome.
Dr. Huiwang Ai
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- fluorescent sensor
- ratiometric sensor
- intensiometric sensor
- fluorescent protein
- synthetic probe
- quantum dot
- optogenetic reporter
- genetically encoded probe
- reaction-based fluorescent sensor