Functionalized fluorescent carbon nanostructures for targeted imaging of cancer cells: a review

Following an introduction into the field and after presenting an overview on the most commonly used carbon dots and graphene quantum dots, we describe methods based on peptide based targeting, aptamer based targeting, antibody based targeting, and ligand-based targeting

Meghdad Pirsaheb; Somayeh Mohammadi; Abdollah Salimi; Mehrdad Payandeh

2019

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  • Following an introduction into the field and after presenting an overview on the most commonly used carbon dots and graphene quantum dots, we describe methods based on peptide based targeting, aptamer based targeting, antibody based targeting, and ligand-based targeting
  • An overview is given on the applications of carbon dots in target-specific imaging and differentiation of cancerous cells from normal cells
  • Especially small molecules) have been reported for functionalizing of CDs

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