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Quantum dots are ideal probes for fluorescent imaging of vascular and lymphatic tissues. On injection into appropriate sites, red- and near-infrared-emitting quantum dots provide excellent definition of vasculature, lymphoid organs, and lymph nodes draining both normal tissues and tumors. We detail methods for use with commercially available quantum dots and discuss common difficulties.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/978-1-60327-321-3_6

Type

Journal article

Journal

Methods Mol Biol

Publication Date

2009

Volume

574

Pages

63 - 74

Keywords

Animals, Blood Vessels, Fluorescence, Lymphatic Vessels, Mice, Mice, Inbred BALB C, Mice, Nude, Neoplasms, Experimental, Quantum Dots, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy