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Size dependent cellular uptake, in vivo fate and light-heat conversion efficiency of gold nanoshells on silica nanorattles.
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PMID:  22552611     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Despite advances in photothermal therapy of gold nanoshells, reliable evaluations of their size dependence on the relative biological effects are needed. We report the size effects of PEGylated gold nanoshells on silica nanorattles (pGSNs) on their cellular uptake, in vivo fate and light-heat conversion efficiency in this study. The results indicate that smaller pGSNs have enhanced cellular uptake by the MCF-7 cells. For in vivo biodistribution study, pGSNs of different particle sizes (84-315 nm) distribute mainly in the liver and spleen in MCF-7 tumor-bearing BALB/c nude mice. Smaller pGSNs have a longer blood-circulation lifetime and higher light-heat conversion efficiency both in vitro and in vivo compared with larger ones. All three sizes of pGSNs can be excreted from the mice body at a slow rate and do not cause tissue toxicity after intravenous injection at a dosage of 20 mg kg(-1) for three times. The data support the feasibility of optimizing the therapeutic process for photothermal cell killing by plasmonic gold nanoshells.
Huiyu Liu; Tianlong Liu; Linlin Li; Nanjing Hao; Longfei Tan; Xianwei Meng; Jun Ren; Dong Chen; Fangqiong Tang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-3
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Title:  Nanoscale     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2040-3372     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101525249     Medline TA:  Nanoscale     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Laboratory of Controllable Preparation and Application of Nanomaterials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China.
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