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1 February 1995 Phosphorescent immunostaining
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Proceedings Volume 2329, Optical and Imaging Techniques in Biomedicine; (1995)
Event: International Symposium on Biomedical Optics Europe '94, 1994, Lille, France
Phosphorescent metalloporphyrins have evoked interest in the field of bioaffinity assays as sensitive labels because the time-resolved detection of phosphorescence is a very efficient method for background rejection. In this paper, the photoluminescence properties of the two major classes of metalloporphyrins are described, namely Pd- and Pt-porphyrin. Both dyes feature high quantum efficiency, low non-specific adsorption on different surfaces, and sufficient photochemical stability. The measurement of phosphorescence of Pt- and Pd- coproporphyrin labeled compounds from the surface of microparticles can be performed in wet or dry state. The phosphorescence of the label was determined using a microscope equipped with a CCD camera with time-resolved phosphorometric detection principle. Different mounting media, particularly those of non-aqueous mountants forming polymerized matrix, are suitable for phosphorescence microscopy analysis. It is possible to measure the phosphorescence signal in the presence of oxygen.
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Alexander P. Savitsky, Gely V. Ponomarev, and Erkki J. Soini "Phosphorescent immunostaining", Proc. SPIE 2329, Optical and Imaging Techniques in Biomedicine, (1 February 1995);

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