Polysarcosine brush stabilized gold nanorods for in vivo near-infrared photothermal tumor therapy.

Gold nanorods (AuNRs) are suitable candidates for photothermal therapy in vivo, because of their excellent ability to transfer near-infrared (NIR) light into heat. However, appropriate surface should be generated on AuNRs before their in vivo application because of the low colloidal stability in complicate biological environment and relatively strong… CONTINUE READING