Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

10-2019

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Materials Science and Engineering : C

Source ISSN

0928-4931

Abstract

This paper describes the design of stimuli-sensitive theranostic nanoparticles, composed of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) self-assembled on thermosensitive liposomes encapsulated doxorubicin (DOX) and carbon quantum dot (CQD) (CQD-DOX-rGO-Tlip). The rGO-Tlip particles have been observed to be flower-shaped objects. The thermoresponsive and theranostic potential of CQD-DOX-rGO-Tlips have been studied using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), ultraviolet visible spectroscopy (UV–Vis), Raman spectroscopy and photoluminescent assays. The chemo-photothermal potential of rGO–Tlip on MD-MB-231 cells during NIR laser irradiation has been examined using MTT assay. Also, the ability of rGO–Tlip to be taken up by MD-MB-231 cells has been studied using confocal microscopy and flowcytometry. The results indicate that CQD-DOX-rGO-Tlips achieve a synergistic effect between photothermal therapy and chemotherapy for cancer treatment. Furthermore, online monitoring drug release is accomplished by studying the emission intensity of CQD while DOX released.

Comments

Accepted version. Materials Science and Engineering : C, Vol. 103 (October 2019): 109860. DOI. © 2019 Elsevier. Used with permission.

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