Top imaging papers in Chemical Biology 2006-08

10 12 2008

Generation of new sensors for brain imaging often requires application of chemistry. If you are interested in recent developments in biological imaging tools from a chemical perspective, here is a collection of recent papers on the subject in ACS Chemical Biology.  Quite a few familiar faces in the list.

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Editor-Selected Papers in IMAGING
“The imaging of biochemical events inside living cells and in vivo is crucial to our understanding of biological processes. Biomolecular imaging relies on appropriate probes and labeling technologies. And although powerful tools for the visualization of various biochemical activities have been developed over the last years, the majority of the cellular processes cannot yet be visualized. This defines one of the main challenges and opportunities in chemical biology.  “Since its introduction, ACS Chemical Biology has become a leading journal for top research papers and reviews that describe the generation and application of innovative tools for biomolecular imaging. The list below highlights some of these papers and we eagerly await the submission of new articles that report on further advances in this exciting field.”   ~ Kai Johnsson, Member, Board of Editors, ACS Chemical Biology
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Reading Dynamic Kinase Activity in Living Cells for High-throughput Screening
Michael D. Allen, Lisa M. DiPilato, Meghdad Rahdar, Yunzhao R. Ren, Curtis Chong, Jun O. Liu, and Jin Zhang
ACS Chem. Biol., (Letter), 2006, 1(6), 371-376. DOI: 10.1021/cb600202f

HaloTag: A Novel Protein Labeling Technology for Cell Imaging and Protein Analysis
Georgyi V. Los, Lance P. Encell, Mark G. McDougall, Danette D. Hartzell, Natasha Karassina, Chad Zimprich, Monika G. Wood, Randy Learish, Rachel Friedman Ohana, Marjeta Urh, Dan Simpson, Jacqui Mendez, Kris Zimmerman, Paul Otto, Gediminas Vidugiris, Ji Zhu, Aldis Darzins, Dieter H. Klaubert, Robert F. Bulleit, and Keith V. Wood
ACS Chem. Biol., (Article), 2008, 3(6), 373-382. DOI: 10.1021/cb800025k

A Comparative Study of Bioorthogonal Reactions with Azides
Nicholas J. Agard, Jeremy M. Baskin, Jennifer A. Prescher, Anderson Lo, and Carolyn R. Bertozzi
ACS Chem. Biol., (Letter), 2006, 1(10), 644-648. DOI: 10.1021/cb6003228

Measuring Picomolar Intracellular Exchangeable Zinc in PC-12 Cells Using a Ratiometric Fluorescence Biosensor
Rebecca A. Bozym, Richard B. Thompson, Andrea K. Stoddard, and Carol A. Fierke
ACS Chem. Biol., (Article), 2006, 1(2), 103-111. DOI: 10.1021/cb500043a

A Survey of Single-Molecule Techniques in Chemical Biology
Peter V. Cornish and Taekjip Ha
ACS Chem. Biol., (Review), 2007, 2(1), 53-61. DOI: 10.1021/cb600342a

Fluorogenic Label for Biomolecular Imaging
Luke D. Lavis, Tzu-Yuan Chao, and Ronald T. Raines
ACS Chem. Biol., (Article), 2006, 1(4), 252-260. DOI: 10.1021/cb600132m

Chemical Tools for Biomolecular Imaging
Nils Johnsson and Kai Johnsson
ACS Chem. Biol., (Review), 2006, 2(1), 31-38. DOI: 10.1021/cb6003977

Mechanism-Based Probe for the Analysis of Cathepsin Cysteine Proteases in Living Cells
Howard C. Hang, Joana Loureiro, Eric Spooner, Adrianus W. M. van der Velden, You-Me Kim, Annette M. Pollington, Rene Maehr, Michael N. Starnbach, and Hidde L. Ploegh
ACS Chem. Biol., (Article), 2006, 1(11), 713-723. DOI: 10.1021/cb600431a

Fluorogenic Phospholipids as Head Group-Selective Reporters of Phospholipase A Activity
Tyler M. Rose and Glenn D. Prestwich
ACS Chem. Biol., (Article), 2006, 1(2), 83-92. DOI: 10.1021/cb5000014

Imaging Distinct Conformational States of Amyloid- Fibrils in Alzheimer’s Disease Using Novel Luminescent Probes
K. Peter R. Nilsson, Andreas Åslund, Ina Berg, Sofie Nyström, Peter Konradsson, Anna Herland, Olle Inganäs, Frantz Stabo-Eeg, Mikael Lindgren, Gunilla T. Westermark, Lars Lannfelt, Lars N. G. Nilsson, and Per Hammarström
ACS Chem. Biol., (Article), 2007, 2(8), 553-560. DOI: 10.1021/cb700116u

Evolving the Substrate Specificity of O6-Alkylguanine-DNA Alkyltransferase through Loop Insertion for Applications in Molecular Imaging
Christian Heinis, Simone Schmitt, Maik Kindermann, Guillaume Godin, and Kai Johnsson
ACS Chem. Biol., (Article), 2006, 1(9), 575-584. DOI: 10.1021/cb6003146

Novel Genetically Encoded Biosensors Using Firefly Luciferase
Frank Fan, Brock F. Binkowski, Braeden L. Butler, Peter F. Stecha, Martin K. Lewis, and Keith V. Wood
ACS Chem. Biol., (Letter), 2008, 3(6), 346-351. DOI: 10.1021/cb8000414

An Integrated-Molecule-Format Multicolor Probe for Monitoring Multiple Activities of a Bioactive Small Molecule
Sung Bae Kim, Yoshio Umezawa, Kira A. Kanno, and Hiroaki Tao
ACS Chem. Biol., (Article), 2008, 3(6), 359-372. DOI: 10.1021/cb800004s

Coiled-Coil Tag–Probe System for Quick Labeling of Membrane Receptors in Living Cells
Yoshiaki Yano, Akiko Yano, Shinya Oishi, Yukihiko Sugimoto, Gozoh Tsujimoto, Nobutaka Fujii, and Katsumi Matsuzaki
ACS Chem. Biol., (Letter), 2008, 3(6), 341-345. DOI: 10.1021/cb8000556

Molecular Electron Microscopy: State of the Art and Current Challenges
Henning Stahlberg and Thomas Walz
ACS Chem. Biol., (Review), 2008, 3(5), 268-281. DOI: 10.1021/cb800037d

Bright Ideas for Chemical Biology
Luke D. Lavis and Ronald T. Raines
ACS Chem. Biol., (Review), 2008, 3(3), 142-155. DOI: 10.1021/cb700248m

Simultaneous Recording of Multiple Cellular Events by FRET
Alen Piljic and Carsten Schultz
ACS Chem. Biol., (Letter), 2008, 3(3), 156-160. DOI: 10.1021/cb700247q


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