Activity-based bioluminescence probes for in vivo sensing applications

Anuj K. Yadav, Jefferson Chan

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Bioluminescence imaging is a highly sensitive technique commonly used for various in vivo applications. Recent efforts to expand the utility of this modality have led to the development of a suite of activity-based sensing (ABS) probes for bioluminescence imaging by ‘caging’ of luciferin and its structural analogs. The ability to selectively detect a given biomarker has presented researchers with many exciting opportunities to study both health and disease states in animal models. Here, we highlight recent (2021–2023) bioluminescence-based ABS probes with an emphasis on probe design and in vivo validation experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102310
JournalCurrent Opinion in Chemical Biology
StatePublished - Jun 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry


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