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Air plasma coupled with antibody-conjugated nanoparticles: a new weapon against cancer
journal contributionposted on 04.09.2013, 13:01 by G.C. Kim, G.J. Kim, S.R. Park, S.M. Jeon, H.J. Seo, Felipe Iza, Jae Koo Lee
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.
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