The receptor-targeted fluorescent contrast agents for in vivo tumor imaging were discussed. A dye was conjugated that fluoresces in the near infrared to bioactive peptides that specifically targets over expressed tumor receptors in established rat tumor lines. The analysis showed that targeting tumor receptors with small dye-peptide conjugates was feasible.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering