99mTc-labeled aminosilane-coated iron oxide nanoparticles for molecular imaging of ανβ3-mediated tumor expression and feasibility for hyperthermia treatment
Dual-modality imaging agents, such as radiolabeled iron oxide nanoparticles (IO-NPs), are promising candidates for cancer diagnosis and therapy. We developed and evaluated aminosilane coated Fe3O4(10 ± 2 nm) as a tumor imaging agent in nuclear medicine through 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) functionalization. We evaluated this multimeric system of targeted 99mTc-labeled nanoparticles (NPs) conjugated with a new RGD derivate (cRGDfK-Orn3-CGG), characterized as NPs-RGD as a potential thermal therapy delivery vehicle.
Published inJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Publication dateSaturday, November 1, 2014