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Author Baba, Koichi ♦ Nishida, Kohji
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Single Quantum Dot Application ♦ Single Molecule ♦ Single-molecule Tracking ♦ Membrane Dynamic ♦ Nuclear Pore Complex ♦ Quantum Dot Probe ♦ Single Molecule Level ♦ Vivo Real-time Tracking ♦ Living Cell ♦ Single Molecule Tracking ♦ Single Quantum Dot Tracking ♦ Advanced Probe ♦ Neuronal Function ♦ Quantum Dot ♦ Noncommercial Use ♦ Cellular Event ♦ Biological Event ♦ Several Example ♦ Complex Biological Process ♦ Vivo Real-time Observation ♦ Promising Tool ♦ Key Word ♦ Selective Transport Mechanism
Abstract licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). Reproduction is permitted for personal, noncommercial use, provided that the article is in whole, unmodified, and properly cited. Received: 2011.11.30; Accepted: 2012.01.27; Published: 2012.07.06 Revealing the behavior of single molecules in living cells is very useful for understanding cellular events. Quantum dot probes are particularly promising tools for revealing how biological events occur at the single molecule level both in vitro and in vivo. In this review, we will introduce how single quantum dot applications are used for single molecule tracking. We will discuss how single quantum dot tracking has been used in several examples of complex biological processes, including membrane dynamics, neuronal function, selective transport mechanisms of the nuclear pore complex, and in vivo real-time observation. We also briefly discuss the prospects for single molecule tracking using advanced probes. Key words: single molecule tracking, quantum dot, membrane dynamics, neuroscience, nuclear pore complex, in vivo real-time tracking.
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