A polymer-based ratiometric intracellular glucose sensor

Liqiang Zhang, Fengyu Su, Sean Buizer, Xiangxing Kong, Fred Lee, Kevin Day, Yanqing Tian, Deirdre Meldrum

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The glucose metabolism level reflects cell proliferative status. A polymeric glucose ratiometric sensor comprising poly(N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide) (PHPMA) and poly[2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl]trimethylammonium chloride (PMAETMA) was synthesized. Cellular internalization and glucose response of the polymer within HeLa cells were investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6920-6922
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number52
StatePublished - Jun 3 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Zhang, L., Su, F., Buizer, S., Kong, X., Lee, F., Day, K., Tian, Y., & Meldrum, D. (2014). A polymer-based ratiometric intracellular glucose sensor. Chemical Communications, 50(52), 6920-6922. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4cc01110d