Photothermal treatment of human carcinoma cells using liposome-encapsulated gold nanoshells
We report the application of liposome-encapsulated gold nanoshells for in vitro photo-induced hyperthermia in human mammary carcinoma cells. In addition to evaluating their effects in vitro, we compared the application liposome-encapsulated gold nanoshells and free-standing gold nanoshells for NanoPhotoTherapy (NPT). NPT-induced hyperthermia was performed using a 785-nm near-infrared light from a diode laser and the in vitro effects were evaluated using nucleic acid molecular probes by fluorescence microscopy. Additionally, we monitored the effectiveness of NPT by detecting apoptosis via capase-9 activity. Copyright © 2005 Humana Press Inc. All rights of any nature whatsoever are reserved.
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