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Title: Photothermal therapy of Lewis lung carcinoma in mice using gold nanoshells on carboxylated polystyrene spheres
Authors: Liu, H
Chen, D
Tang, F
Du, G
Li, L
Meng, X
Liang, W
Zhang, Y
Teng, X
Li, Y 
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
Source: Nanotechnology, 2008, v. 19, no. 45, 455101 How to cite?
Journal: Nanotechnology 
Abstract: A new approach towards the design of gold nanoshells on carboxylated polystyrene spheres (GNCPSs) is reported here. Gold nanoshells were self-assembled on the surface of carboxylated polystyrene spheres by a seed growth method. Chitosan (CHI) was used as a functional agent of carboxylated polystyrene spheres for attaching gold seeds. The surface plasmon resonance (SPR) peak of GNCPSs can be tuned, greatly redshifted, over a broad spectral range including the near-infrared (NIR) wavelength region, which provides maximal penetration of light through tissue. Irradiation of GNCPSs at their peak extinction coefficient results in the conversion of light to heat energy that produces a local rise in temperature. Our study revealed that the Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) in mice treated with GNCPSs exposed to a low dose of NIR light (808 nm, 4 W cm -2) induced irreversible tissue damage. The tumor volumes of the treatment group by GNCPSs were significantly lower than those of control groups, with an average inhibition rate over 55% (P<0.005). This study proves that GNCPSs are promising in plasmonic photothermal tumor therapy.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/29913
ISSN: 0957-4484
EISSN: 1361-6528
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/19/45/455101
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