Subcellular Distribution of CdSe Quantum Dots (QDs) in Breast Cancer Cells

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In spite of great advances in conventional cancer diagnosis and treatment, the early recognition and characterization for various cancers remain a technological bottleneck. The combined characteristics of board absorption and narrow emission make quantum dots (QDs) desirable fluorescent labels for cancer imaging and other applications in the biomedical field. In the current study, to the best of our knowledge, we first evidenced the preferential accumulation of QDs in cytoplasm of breast cancer cells. QDs therefore reveal considerable potentials in both tumor imaging and therapeutic application.

Keywords: CYTOTOXICITY; FLUORESCENCE; QUANTUM DOTS; SUBCELLULAR DISTRIBUTION

Document Type: Short Communication

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2012.5765

Publication date: January 1, 2012

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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