PNIPAM gel-coated gold nanorods for targeted delivery responding to a near-infrared laser

Takahito Kawano, Yasuro Niidome, Takeshi Mori, Yoshiki Katayama, Takuro Niidome

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Abstract

Gold nanorods can be used as photothermal converters, permitting near-infrared (NIR) light to be transmitted deep into tissues without causing damage. We prepared hybrid nanorods with a core-shell structure, i.e., a single gold nanorod encapsulated in a poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) nanogel. Hybrid nanorods demonstrated remote, reversible, pulsatile phase transition and in vivo action after irradiation using a NIR laser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalBioconjugate Chemistry
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Organic Chemistry

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