|Título :||Functionalized up conversion rare earth nanoparticles for bio imaging of cancer cells|
|Otros títulos :||International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Science|
|Autor :||Chávez García, Dalia H.|
Campos, Cristian H.
Alderete, Joel B.
Hirata, Gustavo A.
|Palabras clave :||Luminescence;Nanophosphors;Lanthanide;Biomedical|
|Fecha de publicación :||ago-2017|
|Resumen :||In recent yearsupconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs)have being investigated due to their potential applications in biomedicine such as fluorescent biolabels, among many others. The luminescence of this kind of NP’s are effectively activatedby near infrared radiation (NIR) and upconvertto luminescence in the visible region. Besides, their luminescence is not faded as compared with organic dyes and fluorescent proteins. In this study, UCNPs made of Y2O3:Yb3+, Er3+ (1%, 10% mol) and Gd2O3:Yb3+, Er3+ (1%, 10% mol) were functionalized with aminosilanes and folic acid (UCNP-NH2-FA) and characterized with transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and luminescence measurements. Moreover, cytotoxicity was analyzed via colorimetric assays MTT (methy-134 thiazolyltetrazolium) in two cancer cell lines: cervical adenocarcinoma cells (HeLa) and breast cancer cells MB-MDA-231. It is found that the functionalized UCNPs were non-cytotoxic in all cancer cell lines. Confocal images revealed that UCNP-NH2-FA conjugates as a target to attract cells with overexpressed folate receptor (FR). The UCNPs offer a great potential to be used as bio labels because their fluorescence was clearly localized into cell cytoplasm.|
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