Lifetime-based responsive probes are a class of optical probes, which take advantage of its own lifetime signal to carry out specific analysis, detection and imaging of markers. In this paper, the design strategies of lifetime-based responsive probes and their research progress of their applications in the field of bioanalysis are reviewed.
With the development of modern biomedicine, biological analysis and detection are very important in disease diagnosis, detection of curative effect, prognosis and prediction of tumor recurrence. Compared with the currently widely used optical probes based on intensity signals, the lifetime signal does not depend on the influence of conditions such as the concentration of luminophore, tissue penetration depth and measurement method. Therefore, biological detection methods based on lifetime-based responsive probes have attracted great attention from the scientific community. Here, we briefly review the key advances in lifetime-based responsive probes in recent years (2017–2022). The review focuses on the design strategies of lifetime-based responsive probes and the research progress of their applications in the field of bioanalysis, and discusses the challenges they face. We hope it will further promote the development of lifetime-based responsive probes in the field of bioanalysis.Zum Volltext