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The use of gold nanorods for photoacoustic molecular imaging with simultaneous multiple targeting is reported. Multiple targeting is done by utilizing the tunable optical absorption property of gold nanorods. This technique allows multiple molecular signatures to be obtained by simply switching laser wavelength. HER2 and EGFR were chosen as the primary(More)
Nanoparticles with an iron core and gold shell (denoted "Fe@AuÓ") have been reported to limit cancer-cell proliferation and therefore have been proposed as a potential anti-cancer agent. However, the underlying mechanisms are still unknown. In this study, we used flow cytometry, confocal fluorescence microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy to(More)
Class I fungal hydrophobins are small surface-active proteins that self-assemble to form amphipathic monolayers composed of amyloid-like rodlets. The monolayers are extremely robust and can adsorb onto both hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces to reverse their wettability. This adherence is particularly strong for hydrophobic materials. In this report, we(More)
UNLABELLED Gold-coated iron nanoparticles (NPs) selectively and significantly (P <0.0001) inhibit proliferation of oral- and colorectal-cancer cells in vitro at doses as low as 5 μg/mL, but have little adverse effect on normal healthy control cells. The particle treatment caused delay in cell-cycle progression, especially in the S-phase. There was no(More)
The demand for functional imaging in clinical medicine is comprehensive. Although the gold standard for the functional imaging of human bones in clinical settings is still radionuclide-based imaging modalities, nonionizing noninvasive imaging technology in small animals has greatly advanced in recent decades, especially the diffuse optical imaging to which(More)
In the current study, amine surface modified iron-oxide nanoparticles of 6 nm diameter without polymer coating were fabricated in an aqueous solution by organic acid modification as an adherent following chemical coprecipitation. Structure and the superparamagnetic property of magnetite nanoparticles were characterized by selected area electron diffraction(More)
Photoacoustic (PA) imaging has been used mainly for anatomical and functional imaging. Although functionalized nanoparticles also have been developed for PA molecular imaging, only single targeting has been demonstrated. In this study, PA imaging of multiple targets using gold nanorods is demonstrated experimentally using HER2 and CXCR4 as target molecules.(More)
A comprehensive totally aqueous phase synthesis of nickel-nitrilotriacetate (Ni-NTA) modified superparamagnetic Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles is presented. The Fe(3)O(4)-NTA-Ni nanoparticles are able to perform efficient and specific purification of 6-His tagged proteins from crude cell lysates, as evidenced by sodium dodecyl sulphate polyacrylamide gel(More)
Previously, iron core-gold shell nanoparticles (Fe@Au) have been shown to possess cancer-preferential cytotoxicity in oral and colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. However, CRC cell lines are less sensitive to Fe@Au treatment when compared with oral cancer cell lines. In this research, Fe@Au are found to decrease the cell viability of CRC cell lines, including(More)
In order to study the intestinal absorption behaviors of three active constituents, columbianetin acetate, osthole and columbianadin in Radix Angelicae Pubescentis extracts, in situ rat single pass intestine perfusion (SPIP) was carried out by the perfusion solution of the extract I containing less than 10% total coumarins. The absorption of extract II(More)