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Extraction, Optical Properties and Bio-Imaging of Fluorescent Composition From Moso Bamboo Shoots

Jinlai Yang1,2,3, Liangru Wu1,2,3,*, Yanhong Pan1,2,3, Hao Zhong1,2,3

1 China National Bamboo Research Center, Hangzhou, 310012, China.
2 Key Laboratory of High Efficient Processing of Bamboo of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, 310012, China.
3 Key Laboratory of Resources and Utilization of Bamboo of State Forestry Administration, Hangzhou, 310012, China.

* Corresponding Author: Liangru Wu. Email: email.

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Renewable Polymer Materials and Their Application)

Journal of Renewable Materials 2019, 7(11), 1209-1219.


A novel fluorescent composition was firstly isolated from natural winter fresh Moso bamboo shoots, and its optical properties were fully investigated by fluorescence spectroscopy. It could emit strong blue light both in solid and solution state, providing high fluorescence intensity in ethanol. The solution’s concentration and addition of water greatly affected the fluorescence intensity, high concentration and addition of much water could quench fluorescence. Apoptosis results showed that the fluorescent extract (0-25 mg/L) could not induce apoptosis of Hela cells. Confocal fluorescent microscopic imaging in human hepatocellular carcinoma cells (HepG2) was realized using the fluorescent extract, it could dye the whole cell well which was different from 4', 6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) only dying cell nucleus. The fluorescent extract may be candidate for future natural fluorescent bio-imaging agent.


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Yang, J., Wu, L., Pan, Y., Zhong, H. (2019). Extraction, Optical Properties and Bio-Imaging of Fluorescent Composition From Moso Bamboo Shoots. Journal of Renewable Materials, 7(11), 1209–1219.


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