A Self-Assembled ATP Probe for Melanoma Cell Imaging

Hong Bo Cheng, Zheng Wang Sun, Nahyun Kwon, Rui Wang, Yixin Cui, Chang Ook Park, Juyoung Yoon

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In this investigation, a new terpyridine metal complex was developed as a probe for selective detection of ATP and imaging of melanoma cells. The probe takes advantage of the ability of the metal complex to be transformed to its imaging competent turn-on state through assembly with ATP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3501-3504
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number14
StatePublished - 7 Mar 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
J.Y. acknowledges financial support from a grant from the National Creative Research Initiative programs of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Korean government (MSIP) (No. 2012R1A3A2048814). H.B Cheng acknowledges financial support provided by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21502195).

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© 2019 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim


  • ATP
  • melanoma
  • optical imaging
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • theranostics


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