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Bioluminescence based in vivo screening technologies.
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PMID:  22954534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Bioluminescence is the biologically active luminescence light producing event encountered in nature. In recent years several new screening methods utilizing bioluminescent cell-based biosensors have been designed demonstrating their utility towards dynamic monitoring of a variety of cellular functions. Because luciferase is unnatural to mammalian physiology, assays utilizing specific substrates to yield a luminescent signal are attractive and serve the purpose with high sensitivity and specificity. Often genetic or chemical modifications in different luciferase-substrate system in use have afforded new functionalities making these assays even more robust. Finally, in the evolving paradigm of molecular imaging, in vivo bioluminescence imaging (BLI) has evolved as a very attractive tool for interrogating human cellular biology in rodent models. In this short review we explore various bioluminescence screening strategies developed and analyze their scope in future drug screening processes.
Madhura Kelkar; Abhijit De
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in pharmacology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-4973     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Pharmacol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100966133     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Pharmacol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Molecular Functional Imaging Lab, Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre, Sector 22, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai 410210, Maharashtra, India.
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