A two-photon tracer for glucose uptake

Yu Shun Tian, Hyang Yeon Lee, Chang Su Lim, Jongmin Park, Hwan Myung Kim, Yoo Na Shin, Eun Sun Kim, Hoon Jae Jeon, Seung Bum Park, Bong Rae Cho

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It takes two: Two-photon tracers (AG1, AG2) have been developed that can be excited by 780 nm fs laser pulses, can be easily loaded into cancer cells and tissues, show high photostability and negligible toxicity, and can visualize glucose uptake in living cells and tissues by two-photon microscopy (TPM). Moreover, AG2 can screen anticancer agents in cancer cells and cancer tissues at 75-150 mm depth by TPM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8027-8031
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 12


  • Antitumor agents
  • Fluorescent probes
  • Glucose
  • Imaging agents
  • Two-photon microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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