A dual functional AEE fluorogen as a mitochondrial-specific bioprobe and an effective photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy Academic Article uri icon


  • TPE-IQ, an AEE luminogen, can selectively illuminate mitochondria and serve as a photosensitizer to induce cell apoptosis upon photoexcitation. The mitochondrial-specificity increases its efficiency in photodynamic therapy.


  • Zhao, E
  • Deng, H
  • Chen, S
  • Hong, Y
  • Leung, CWT
  • Lam, JWY
  • Tang, BZ

publication date

  • 2014