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In vitro imaging of embryonic stem cells using multiphoton luminescence of gold nanoparticles

Nagesha, D and Laevsky, G. S. and Lampton, P and Banyal, R and Warner, C and DiMarzio, C and Sridhar, S (2007) In vitro imaging of embryonic stem cells using multiphoton luminescence of gold nanoparticles. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NANOMEDICINE, 2 (4). pp. 813-819.

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Recent advances in nonlinear optical techniques and materials such as quantum wells, nanowires and noble-metal nanoparticles have led to advances in cellular imaging wherein various nanoparticles have been shown to improve both in vitro and in vivo visualization. In this paper, we demonstrate in vitro imaging using multi-photon photoluminescence of gold nanoparticles from two different cell types - Dictyostelium discoideum and mouse embryonic stem cells. By observing nanoparticles we show that embryonic stem cells maintained their ability to proliferate for several passages while grown in the presence of gold nanoparticles. The advantages of multi-photon luminescence using gold nanoparticles have important implications for use in stem cell proliferation experiments and in vitro experiments to monitor differentiation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:gold nanoparticles; multiphton absorption induced luminescence; mouse embryonic stem cells; visualization
Subjects:Biomedical Science > Nanobiotechnology
Biomedical Science > Nanotechnology for human health
Physical Science > Photonics
ID Code:1865
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:23 Dec 2008 10:19
Last Modified:12 Feb 2009 14:25

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