Supramolecular delivery of fluorescent probes in developing embryos

Yang Zhang, Ek Raj Thapaliya, Sicheng Tang, James D. Baker, Françisco M. Raymo*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Self-assembling nanocarriers of amphiphilic polymers encapsulate hydrophobic fluorophores in their hydrophobic interior and, upon injection in Drosophila melanogaster embryos, release their cargo into the cellular blastoderm. The fluorescence of the delivered probes can be detected immediately upon injection to allow the visualization of the very early stages of embryogenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72756-72760
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number76
StatePublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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