Luminescent rhenium(I) polypyridine complexes appended with an α-D-glucose moiety as novel biomolecular and cellular probes
Biological probes, Carbohydrates, Imaging agents, Luminescence, Rhenium
Glowing sweets! Three luminescent rhenium(I) polypyridine complexes have been modified with an α-D-glucose moiety. Their biomolecular binding, bacterial staining, and cellular-uptake properties have been examined (see figure). Various experimental results have indicated that glucose transporters play a very important role in the cellular uptake of these glucose complexes.
Chemistry: A European Journal
Louie, M.,Liu, H.,Lam, M.,Lam, Y.,& Lo, K. (2011). Luminescent rhenium(I) polypyridine complexes appended with an α-D-glucose moiety as novel biomolecular and cellular probes. Chemistry: A European Journal, 17 (30), 8304-8308. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201101399