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Lanthanide-coordinated semiconducting polymer dots used for flow cytometry and mass cytometry

Wu, X., DeGottardi, Q., Wu, I.C. et al.

Simultaneous monitoring of biomarkers as well as single-cell analyses based on flow cytometry and mass cytometry are important for investigations of disease mechanisms, drug discovery, and signaling-network studies. Flow cytometry and mass cytometry are complementary to each other; however, probes that can satisfy all the requirements for these two advanced technologies are limited. In this study, we report a probe of lanthanide-coordinated semiconducting polymer dots (Pdots), which possess fluorescence and mass signals. We demonstrated the usage of this dual-functionality probe for both flow cytometry and mass cytometry in a mimetic cell mixture and human peripheral blood mononuclear cells as model systems. The probes not only offer high fluorescence signal for use in flow cytometry, but also show better performance in mass cytometry than the commercially available counterparts.

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Wu, X., DeGottardi, Q., Wu, I.C. et al. "Lanthanide-coordinated semiconducting polymer dots used for flow cytometry and mass cytometry" Angewandte Chemie (2017): 14,908–12