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Light-triggered liposomal cargo delivery platform incorporating photosensitizers and gold nanoparticles for enhanced singlet oxygen generation and increased cytotoxicity

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nanomedicine, February 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

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Title
Light-triggered liposomal cargo delivery platform incorporating photosensitizers and gold nanoparticles for enhanced singlet oxygen generation and increased cytotoxicity
Published in
International Journal of Nanomedicine, February 2017
DOI 10.2147/ijn.s126553
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Authors

Zofia Kautzka, Sandhya Clement, Ewa M Goldys, Wei Deng

Abstract

We developed light-triggered liposomes incorporating 3-5 nm hydrophobic gold nanoparticles and Rose Bengal (RB), a well-known photosensitizer used for photodynamic therapy. Singlet oxygen generated by these liposomes with 532 nm light illumination was characterized for varying the molar ratio of lipids and gold nanoparticles while keeping the amount of RB constant. Gold nanoparticles were found to enhance the singlet oxygen generation rate, with a maximum enhancement factor of 1.75 obtained for the molar ratio of hydrogenated soy l-α-phosphatidylcholine:1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-(hexanoylamine):gold of 57:5:17 compared with liposomes loaded with RB alone. The experimental results could be explained by the local electric field enhancement caused by gold nanoparticles. We further assessed cellular cytotoxicity of gold-loaded liposomes by encapsulating an antitumor drug, doxorubicin (Dox); such Dox-loaded liposomes were applied to human colorectal cancer cells (HCT116) and exposed to light. Gold-loaded liposomes containing RB and Dox where Dox release was triggered by light were found to exhibit higher cytotoxicity compared with the liposomes loaded with RB and Dox alone. Our results indicate that gold-loaded liposomes incorporating photosensitizers may serve as improved agents in photodynamic therapy and chemotherapy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 35 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 23%
Student > Master 5 14%
Researcher 3 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 10 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 7 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 9%
Materials Science 3 9%
Engineering 2 6%
Physics and Astronomy 2 6%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 13 37%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 October 2020.
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#3,757,560
of 22,180,330 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#248
of 3,709 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#78,094
of 395,914 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#7
of 83 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,180,330 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 83rd percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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