Gold nanorod-sensitized cell death: Microscopic observation of single living cells irradiated by pulsed near-infrared laser light in the presence of gold nanorods

Hironobu Takahashi, Takuro Niidome, Ayuko Nariai, Yasuro Niidome, Sunao Yamada

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Abstract

Pulsed near-infrared (near-IR) laser irradiation damaged cultured cells in the presence of phosphatidylcholine-passivated gold nanorods (PC-NRs). When single cells were irradiated with a focused pulsed near-IR laser, photoreaction of the PC-NRs caused damage within a very small area around the PC-NRs, and achieved selective cell death of single cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-501
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 5 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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