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Papers: 7 Oct 2023 - 13 Oct 2023

2023 Oct 04

Anal Biochem


A robust NIR fluorescence-activated probe for peroxynitrite imaging in cells and mice osteoarthritis models.


Li X, Zou X, Xu P, Pang M, Zhao L, Chen S, Peng Y, Liang S, Deng Z


Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of joint disease, which is difficult to treat, but early standardized diagnosis and treatment can effectively alleviate the pain and symptoms of patients. Therefore, it is important to construct an effective tool to assist in the early diagnosis and evaluation of the therapeutic effect of OA. In this work, a near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence-activated fluorescent probe, YB-1, was constructed for the evaluation of the diagnostic and therapeutic efficacy of OA via detection and imaging of the biomarker of ONOO in inflammatory cells and mice osteoarthritis models. YB-1 exhibited high selectivity, high sensitivity, and a high ratio yield (I/I) fluorescence increasing (∼30 folds). Besides, YB-1 can be used effectively to image endogenous and exogenous ONOO in living human chondrocytes cells (TC28a2), as well as to evaluate the effect of drug (Chrysosplenol D, CD) treatment in IL-1β-induced inflammatory cells model. Interestingly, YB-1 was available for OONO imaging analysis in the collagenase-induced mice OA models and assessment of the effect of CD treatment in mice OA models, with good results. Thus, the newly constructed YB-1 is a powerful molecular tool for the diagnosis and treatment of OA-related diseases.