Metal complexes for the detection of disease-related protein biomarkers

Edmond Dik Lung MA*, Modi Wang, Chenfu LIU, Xiangmin Miao, Tian Shu Kang, Chung Hang Leung

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The detection of pathological biomarkers can allow for the early diagnosis and treatment of human disease, lowering morbidity and improving quality of life. Transition metal complexes have recently found use as luminescent probes for the detection of protein biomarkers. In this review, we highlight recent examples of metal complexes that have been used in DNA-based sensing platforms or as chemosensors for protein biomarkers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-105
Number of pages16
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Metal complexes
  • Protein biomarkers


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