Chemiluminescence (CL) and bioluminescence (BL) are the detection techniques of choice for the development of highly sensitive analytical methods, from immunoassays and nucleic acid hybridization assays to whole-cell biosensors. Nevertheless, basic and applied research on CL and BL aimed at further improving their analytical performance is still very active. This research covers diverse and complementary fields, including (among others) enhancing the light emission efficiency of CL systems, the use of nanomaterials to catalyze or enhance CL/BL reactions, the study of BL proteins to elucidate the color modulation mechanism, the discovery of new BL systems, the production of thermostable BL protein mutants with altered emission spectra, the development of BL imaging techniques to expand our understanding of living systems, and the implementation of CL/BL detection in miniaturized analytical devices. In the near future, we expect even greater diffusion of CL/BL-based analytical methods, especially in portable analytical devices intended for applications ranging from environmental analysis to companion diagnostics for personalized medicine.

Roda A, Guardigli M (2012). Analytical chemiluminescence and bioluminescence: latest achievements and new horizons. ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 402(1), 69-76 [10.1007/s00216-011-5455-8].

Analytical chemiluminescence and bioluminescence: latest achievements and new horizons

RODA, ALDO;GUARDIGLI, MASSIMO
2012

Abstract

Chemiluminescence (CL) and bioluminescence (BL) are the detection techniques of choice for the development of highly sensitive analytical methods, from immunoassays and nucleic acid hybridization assays to whole-cell biosensors. Nevertheless, basic and applied research on CL and BL aimed at further improving their analytical performance is still very active. This research covers diverse and complementary fields, including (among others) enhancing the light emission efficiency of CL systems, the use of nanomaterials to catalyze or enhance CL/BL reactions, the study of BL proteins to elucidate the color modulation mechanism, the discovery of new BL systems, the production of thermostable BL protein mutants with altered emission spectra, the development of BL imaging techniques to expand our understanding of living systems, and the implementation of CL/BL detection in miniaturized analytical devices. In the near future, we expect even greater diffusion of CL/BL-based analytical methods, especially in portable analytical devices intended for applications ranging from environmental analysis to companion diagnostics for personalized medicine.
2012
Roda A, Guardigli M (2012). Analytical chemiluminescence and bioluminescence: latest achievements and new horizons. ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 402(1), 69-76 [10.1007/s00216-011-5455-8].
Roda A; Guardigli M
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