In-vitro Optimization of Nanoparticle-Cell Labeling Protocols for In-vivo Cell Tracking Applications.
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Betzer, O., Meir, R., Dreifuss, T., Shamalov, K., Motiei, M., Shwartz, A., Baranes, K., et al. (2015). In-vitro Optimization of Nanoparticle-Cell Labeling Protocols for In-vivo Cell Tracking Applications.. Scientific Reports, 5 (15400)https://doi.org/10.1038/srep15400
Recent advances in theranostic nanomedicine can promote stem cell and immune cell-based therapy. Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) have been shown to be promising agents for in-vivo cell-tracking in cell-based therapy applications. Yet a crucial challenge is to develop a reliable protocol for cell upload with, on the one hand, sufficient nanoparticles to achieve maximum visibility of cells, while on the other hand, assuring minimal effect of particles on cell function and viability. Previous studies have demonstrated that the physicochemical parameters of GNPs have a critical impact on their efficient uptake by cells. In the current study we have examined possible variations in GNP uptake, resulting from different incubation period and concentrations in different cell-lines. We have found that GNPs effectively labeled three different cell-lines - stem, immune and cancer cells, with minimal impairment to cell viability and functionality. We further found that uptake efficiency of GNPs into cells stabilized after a short period of time, while GNP concentration had a significant impact on cellular uptake, revealing cell-dependent differences. Our results suggest that while heeding the slight variations within cell lines, modifying the loading time and concentration of GNPs, can promote cell visibility in various nanoparticle-dependent in-vivo cell tracking and imaging applications.
Cell Line, Cell Survival, Cell Tracking, Gold, Humans, Metal Nanoparticles, Neoplasms, Stem Cells, T-Lymphocytes, Theranostic Nanomedicine
Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), Israel Science Foundation (grant #749/14), Christians for Israel Chair in Medical Research
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/srep15400
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/266044
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