Maltohexaose-based probes for bacteria-specific imaging: Great sensitivity, specificity and translational potential
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Abstract(#br)Infectious diseases have always been a major cause of mobility and mortality, early and accurate diagnosis is important for their management. However, current clinical diagnosis for bacterial infection still remains troublesome. Recently, many attempts on molecular imaging have been made for prompt bacteria detection, especially for early and precise disease diagnosis. Among them, maltohexaose-based probes serve as a superb candidate due to the bacteria-specific maltodextrin transport pathway. These probes can visualize bacterial foci with unparalleled sensitivity and specificity. Such metabolism-based targeting strategy offers a powerful delivery platform for imaging and theranostic agents, providing good translational potential for developing antibacterial agents.