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Quantum dot encapsulation in viral capsids

Dixit, Suraj K. and Goicochea, Nancy L. and Daniel, Marie-Christine and Murali, Ayaluru and Bronstein, Lyudmila M. and De, Mrinmoy and Stein, Barry and Rotello, Vincent M. and Kao, C. Cheng and Dragnea, Bogdan (2006) Quantum dot encapsulation in viral capsids. NANO LETTERS, 6 (9). pp. 1993-1999.

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Incorporation of CdSe/ZnS semiconductor quantum dots ( QDs) into viral particles provides a new paradigm for the design of intracellular microscopic probes and vectors. Several strategies for the incorporation of QDs into viral capsids were explored; those functionalized with poly( ethylene glycol) ( PEG) can be self-assembled into viral particles with minimal release of photoreaction products and enhanced stability against prolonged irradiation.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Quantum phenomena
Biomedical Science > Nanomedicine
ID Code:3768
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:26 Jan 2009 09:59
Last Modified:12 Feb 2009 10:01

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