Synthesis of CdSe Quantum Dots Using Fusarium oxysporum
AbstractCdSe quantum dots are often used in industry as fluorescent materials. In this study, CdSe quantum dots were synthesized using Fusarium oxysporum. The cadmium and selenium concentration, pH, and temperature for the culture of F. oxysporum (Fusarium oxysporum) were optimized for the synthesis, and the CdSe quantum dots obtained from the mycelial cells of F. oxysporum were observed by transmission electron microscopy. Ultra-thin sections of F. oxysporum showed that the CdSe quantum dots were precipitated in the intracellular space, indicating that cadmium and selenium ions were incorporated into the cell and that the quantum dots were synthesized with intracellular metabolites. To reveal differences in F. oxysporum metabolism, cell extracts of F. oxysporum, before and after CdSe synthesis, were compared using sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). The results suggested that the amount of superoxide dismutase (SOD) decreased after CdSe synthesis. Fluorescence microscopy revealed that cytoplasmic superoxide increased significantly after CdSe synthesis. The accumulation of superoxide may increase the expression of various metabolites that play a role in reducing Se4+ to Se2− and inhibit the aggregation of CdSe to make nanoparticles. View Full-Text
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Yamaguchi, T.; Tsuruda, Y.; Furukawa, T.; Negishi, L.; Imura, Y.; Sakuda, S.; Yoshimura, E.; Suzuki, M. Synthesis of CdSe Quantum Dots Using Fusarium oxysporum. Materials 2016, 9, 855.
Yamaguchi T, Tsuruda Y, Furukawa T, Negishi L, Imura Y, Sakuda S, Yoshimura E, Suzuki M. Synthesis of CdSe Quantum Dots Using Fusarium oxysporum. Materials. 2016; 9(10):855.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yamaguchi, Takaaki; Tsuruda, Yoshijiro; Furukawa, Tomohiro; Negishi, Lumi; Imura, Yuki; Sakuda, Shohei; Yoshimura, Etsuro; Suzuki, Michio. 2016. "Synthesis of CdSe Quantum Dots Using Fusarium oxysporum." Materials 9, no. 10: 855.
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