Immunoselective cellulose nanospheres: a versatile platform for nanotheranostics
2014 (English)In: ACS Macro Letters, E-ISSN 2161-1653, Vol. 3, no 11, 1117-1120 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper describes a novel route for the preparation and functionalization of perfectly spherical cellulose nanospheres (CNSs), ranging from 100 to 400 nrn with a typical diameter of 160-170 nrn,for use in theranostics. The method of preparation enables both surface and interior bulk functionalization, and this presumably also makes the CNSs suitable for use in end-use applications other than theranostics. Surface functionalization was here demonstrated by antibody conjugation with an antibody specific toward the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) protein, i.e., facilitating interaction with cancer cells having the EGFR. Besides showing specificity, the CNS-antibody conjugates showed a very low nonspecific binding. The CNSs could easily be bulk functionalized by embedding gold nanoparticles in the cellulose sphere matrix during CNS preparation to provide imaging contrast for diagnostic purposes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 3, no 11, 1117-1120 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-150104DOI: 10.1021/mz500507kISI: 000345264800004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84910641012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-150104DiVA: diva2:741824
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