James Crowe
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Progression of respiratory syncytial virus infection monitored by fluorescent quantum dot probes.

Bentzen EL, House F, Utley TJ, Crowe JE, Wright DW
Nano Lett. 2005 5 (4): 591-5

PMID: 15826092 · DOI:10.1021/nl048073u

We report the use of quantum dots (QDs) to identify the presence and monitor the progression of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection over time by labeling the F and G proteins. In addition, co-localization of these viral proteins was shown using confocal microscopy. The implications of these results are that QDs may provide a method for early, rapid detection of viral infection and open the door for future studies of the intricate spatial features cell trafficking of viral proteins.

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Cell Line Fluorescent Dyes Humans Quantum Dots Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections Viral Envelope Proteins Viral Fusion Proteins Virus Replication

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