Au-Nanomaterials as a Superior Choice for Near-Infrared Photothermal Therapy
AbstractPhotothermal therapy (PPT) is a platform to fight cancer by using multiplexed interactive plasmonic nanomaterials as probes in combination with the excellent therapeutic performance of near-infrared (NIR) light. With recent rapid developments in optics and nanotechnology, plasmonic materials have potential in cancer diagnosis and treatment, but there are some concerns regarding their clinical use. The primary concerns include the design of plasmonic nanomaterials which are taken up by the tissues, perform their function and then clear out from the body. Gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) can be developed in different morphologies and functionalized to assist the photothermal therapy in a way that they have clinical value. This review outlines the diverse Au morphologies, their distinctive characteristics, concerns and limitations to provide an idea of the requirements in the field of NIR-based therapeutics. View Full-Text
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Jabeen, F.; Najam-ul-Haq, M.; Javeed, R.; Huck, C.W.; Bonn, G.K. Au-Nanomaterials as a Superior Choice for Near-Infrared Photothermal Therapy. Molecules 2014, 19, 20580-20593.
Jabeen F, Najam-ul-Haq M, Javeed R, Huck CW, Bonn GK. Au-Nanomaterials as a Superior Choice for Near-Infrared Photothermal Therapy. Molecules. 2014; 19(12):20580-20593.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jabeen, Fahmida; Najam-ul-Haq, Muhammad; Javeed, Rabia; Huck, Christian W.; Bonn, Guenther K. 2014. "Au-Nanomaterials as a Superior Choice for Near-Infrared Photothermal Therapy." Molecules 19, no. 12: 20580-20593.