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Ultrasound-triggered BSA/SPION hybrid nanoclusters for liver-specific magnetic resonance imaging.
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PMID:  23151093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Nanoclusters of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION) are developed for liver-specific magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by a unique synthesis route. The process is efficient, environmentally benign, and straight forward within five minutes. The clustering effect is triggered in the presence of bovine serum albumin (BSA) aqueous phase under ultrasonication condition. The hydrophobic SPION are densely self-assembled into BSA/SPION hybrid nanoclusters with a uniform size of ca. 86 nm. The as-prepared BSA/SPION hybrid nanoclusters are found to be biocompatible and stable. They exhibit high transverse relaxivity and longitudinal relaxivity in water (r2 and r1 values are 600.8 and 4.3 s-1 per mM of Fe3+, respectively). In vivo T2-weighted MRI shows excellent enhancement in liver with an imaging time-window up to 48 hours. In vivo biodistribution study indicates a gradual excretion of the nanoclusters via hepatobiliary (HB) processing. No toxicity is observed in the in vivo and ex vivo experiments. The BSA/SPION hybrid nanoclusters present great potential in MRI as the liver-specific contrast agents (CAs).
Bingbo Zhang; Qi Li; Peihao Yin; Yuanpeng Rui; Yanyan Qiu; Yan Wang; Donglu Shi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  ACS applied materials & interfaces     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1944-8252     ISO Abbreviation:  ACS Appl Mater Interfaces     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101504991     Medline TA:  ACS Appl Mater Interfaces     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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