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Selective entrance of gold nanoparticles into cancer cells

Krpetic, Z, Porta, F and Scarì, G 2006, 'Selective entrance of gold nanoparticles into cancer cells' , Gold Bulletin, 39 (2) , pp. 66-68.

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Abstract

We report that Au(0) nanoparticles, stabilized by 5-aminovaleric acid, selectively penetrate into K562 cancer cells in a short time. These experiments were carried out in order to verify the specific recognition of gold sol by abnormal cells. The observed selectivity towards gold nanoparticles by K562 makes the metallic system attractive for cancer therapy.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Biomedical Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Gold Bulletin
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISSN: 0017-1557
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Zeljka Krpetic
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 14:49
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 14:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40312

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