Graphene and graphene-like two-denominational materials based fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) assays for biological applications

Feng Tian, Jing Lyu, Jingyu Shi, Mo Yang

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Abstract

In the past decades, Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) has been applied in many biological applications to reveal the biological information at the nanoscale. Recently, graphene and graphene-like two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials started to be used in FRET assays as donors or acceptors including graphene oxide (GO), graphene quantum dot (GQD), graphitic-carbon nitride nanosheets (g-C3N4) and transition metal dichalcogenides (e.g. MoS2, MnO2,and WS2). Due to the remarkable properties such as large surface to volume ratio, tunable energy band, photoluminescence and excellent biocompatibility, these 2D nanomaterials based FRET assays have shown great potential in various biological applications. This review summarizes the recent development of graphene and graphene-like 2D nanomaterials based FRET assays in applications of biosensing, bioimaging, and drug delivery monitoring.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-135
Number of pages13
JournalBiosensors and Bioelectronics
Volume89
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2017

Keywords

  • Biological application
  • Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET)
  • Graphene
  • Graphene-like two dimensional materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrochemistry

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