Journal article

In Vitro and In Vivo Demonstrations of Fluorescence by Unbound Excitation from Luminescence (FUEL)

Joe Dragavon, Abdessalem Rekiki, Ioanna Theodorou, Chelsea Samson, Samantha Blazquez, Kelly L Rogers, Regis Tournebize, Spencer Shorte, CE Badr (ed.)

Methods in Molecular Biology | HUMANA PRESS INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

Bioluminescence imaging is a powerful technique that allows for deep-tissue analysis in living, intact organisms. However, in vivo optical imaging is compounded by difficulties due to light scattering and absorption. While light scattering is relatively difficult to overcome and compensate, light absorption by biological tissue is strongly dependent upon wavelength. For example, light absorption by mammalian tissue is highest in the blue-yellow part of the visible energy spectrum. Many natural bioluminescent molecules emit photonic energy in this range, thus in vivo optical detection of these molecules is primarily limited by absorption. This has driven efforts for probe development aimed to..

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