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The adsorption of different types of phosphatidylglycerols onto magnetizable solid particles is studied. The super-paramagnetic magnetite spheres used have an average diameter of only 14 nm and are stabilized by lauric acid to keep them in solution. During incubation and dialysis of this water-based magnetic fluid in the presence of preformed sonicated(More)
This work deals with the production and characterization of water-compatible, iron oxide based nanoparticles covered with functional poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-biotin surface groups (SPIO-PEG-biotin). Synthesis of the functionalized colloids occurred by incubating the oleate coated particles used as precursor magnetic fluid with anionic liposomes(More)
The in vitro labelling of cultured cells with iron oxide nanoparticles (NPs) is a frequent practice in biomedical research. To date, the potential cytotoxicity of these particles remains an issue of debate. In the present study, 4 different NP types (dextran-coated Endorem, carboxydextran-coated Resovist, lipid-coated magnetoliposomes (MLs) and(More)
Iron oxide nanoparticles (NPs) are frequently employed in biomedical research as magnetic resonance (MR) contrast agents where high intracellular levels are required to clearly depict signal alterations. To date, the toxicity and applicability of these particles have not been completely unraveled. Here, we show that endosomal localization of different iron(More)
The in vitro labeling of stem or therapeutic cells with engineered nanoparticles with the aim of transplanting these cells into live animals and, for example, noninvasively monitoring their migration, is a hot topic in nanomedicine research. It is of crucial importance that cell-nanoparticle interactions are studied in depth in order to exclude any negative(More)
We evaluated the relaxation enhancement and biodistribution of short- vs. long-circulating magnetoliposomes as a new contrast agent for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of bone marrow. Magnetoliposomes with (ML-PEG) and without (ML) incorporation of polyethylene glycol (PEG, Mw 2000) were prepared, measuring 40 nm in diameter with 1-6 iron oxide(More)
The range of different types of nanoparticles and their biomedical applications is rapidly growing, creating a need to thoroughly examine the effects these particles have on biological entities. One of the most commonly used nanoparticle types is iron oxide nanoparticles, which can be used as MRI contrast agents. The main research topic is the in vitro(More)
MR-labeling of endogenous neural progenitor cells (NPCs) to follow up cellular migration with in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a very promising tool in the rapidly growing field of cellular imaging. To date, most of the in situ labeling work has been performed using micron-sized iron oxide particles. In this work magnetoliposomes (MLs), i.e.(More)
The use of iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) in biomedical research is steadily increasing, leading to the rapid development of novel IONP types and an increased exposure of cultured cells to a wide variety of IONPs. Due to the large variation in incubation conditions, IONP characteristics, and cell types studied, it is still unclear whether IONPs are(More)