File(s) not publicly available
Reason: This item is currently closed access.
Air plasma coupled with antibody-conjugated nanoparticles: a new weapon against cancer
journal contributionposted on 04.09.2013 by G.C. Kim, G.J. Kim, S.R. Park, S.M. Jeon, H.J. Seo, Felipe Iza, Jae Koo Lee
Any type of content formally published in an academic journal, usually following a peer-review process.
Ambient air plasmas have been known to kill cancer cells. To enhance selectivity we have used antibody-conjugated nanoparticles. We achieved five times enhancement of melanoma cell death over the case of the plasma alone by using an air plasma with gold nanoparticles bound to anti-FAK antibodies. Our results show that this new interdisciplinary technique has enormous potential for use as a complement to conventional therapies.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering