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Dual functional AuNRs@MnMEIOs nanoclusters for magnetic resonance imaging and photothermal therapy

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Dual functional AuNRs@MnMEIOs nanoclusters for magnetic resonance imaging and photothermal therapy
Abstract

A novel dual functional theranosis platform is developed based on manganese magnetism-engineered iron oxide (MnMEIO) and gold nanorods (AuNRs) to combine magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and photothermal therapy in one nanocluster. The platform showed improved T2-weighted MR imaging and exhibited a near-infrared (NIR) induced temperature elevation due to the unique characteristics of AuNRs@MnMEIOs nanoclusters. The obtained dual functional spherical-shaped nanoclusters showed low cytotoxicity, and high cellular uptake efficiency. The AuNRs@MnMEIOs nanoclusters also demonstrated a 1.9 and 2.2 folds r2 relaxivity value higher than those of monodispersed MnMEIO and Resovist. In addition, in vivo MR imaging study found that the contrast enhancements were – 70.4 ± 4.3% versus – 7.5 ± 3.0% in Her-2/neu overexpression tumors as compared to the control tumors. More importantly, NIR laser irradiation to the tumor site resulted in outstanding photothermal therapeutic efficacy and without damage to the surrounding tissue. In additional, the prepared dual functional AuNRs@MnMEIOs display high stability and furthermore disperse even in the presence of external magnet, showing that AuNRs@MnMEIOs nanoclusters can be manipulated by an external magnetic field. Therefore, such nanoclusters combined MR imaging and photothermal therapeutic functionality can be developed as a promising nanosystem for effective cancer diagnosis and therapy.

Keywords
MR imaging; Gold nanorods; Manganese-doped iron oxide; Theranosis; Photothermal
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 35, Issue 16, May 2014, Pages 4678–4687
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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