A dual functional AEE fluorogen as a mitochondrial-specific bioprobe and an effective photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy

Engui Zhao, Haiqin Deng, Sijie Chen, Yuning Hong, Chris Wai Tung Leung, Jacky Wing Yip Lam, Ben Zhong Tang
2014 Chemical Communications  
TPE-IQ, an AEE luminogen, can selectively illuminate mitochondria and serve as a photosensitizer to induce cell apoptosis upon photoexcitation. The mitochondrial-specificity increases its efficiency in photodynamic therapy.
doi:10.1039/c4cc07128j pmid:25302466 fatcat:5zvbocxjzvftdmyu46nukbxu7m