Journal of Nanomaterials / 2011 / Article / Fig 7

Review Article

Application of Quantum Dots in Biological Imaging

Figure 7

(a) Schematic illustration of QD-Apt(Dox) Bi-FRET system. (b) Schematic illustration of specific uptake of QD-Apt(Dox) conjugates into target cancer cell through PSMA mediate endocytosis. The release of Dox from the QD-Apt(Dox) conjugates induces the recovery of fluorescence from both QD and Dox (“ON” state), thereby sensing the intracellular delivery of Dox and enabling the synchronous fluorescent localization and killing of cancer cells (with permission from [85]).