Mitochondria-targeting single-walled carbon nanotubes for cancer photothermal therapy.

@article{Zhou2011MitochondriatargetingSC,
  title={Mitochondria-targeting single-walled carbon nanotubes for cancer photothermal therapy.},
  author={Feifan Zhou and Shengnan Wu and Baoyan Wu and Wei R. Chen and Da Xing},
  journal={Small},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 19},
  pages={2727-35}
}
Nanomaterials have recently attracted much attention as efficient transducers for cancer photothermal therapy, based on their intrinsic absorption properties in the near-infrared region. This study explores a novel therapy model with mitochondria-targeting single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), which act efficiently to convert 980-nm laser energy into heat and selectively destroy the target mitochondria, thereby inducing mitochondrial depolarization, cytochrome c release, and caspase 3… CONTINUE READING

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