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


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


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