A novel class of biocompatible, pH responsive bio-polymers exhibiting FRET in low pH environments is reported. Conformational and spectral properties of this novel class of fluorescent reporter molecules are discussed, as well as potential applications.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.1790) Medical optics and biotechnology : Confocal microscopy
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
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