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Title: Characterization and cellular studies of molecular nanoparticle of iron (III)-tannic complexes; toward a low cost magnetic resonance imaging agent
Authors: Saowalak Krungchanuchat
Titipun Thongtem
Somchai Thongtem
Chalermchai Pilapong
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Materials Science
Physics and Astronomy
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2017
Abstract: © 2017 American Vacuum Society. Herein, a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) agent based on molecular nanoparticles of iron(III)-tannic complexes (Fe-TA NPs) is reported. The paramagnetic and molecularlike Fe-TA NPs were successfully synthesized at room temperature within a few minutes without the use of any toxic agents or expensive equipment. The coordination states of the Fe-TA NPs were pH-dependent. The r1 relaxivity values of the bis-dominated and tris-dominated structures of the Fe-TA NPs were determined to be 6.31 and 5.24mM-1s-1, respectively, by using a Philips Achieva 1.5T MRI scanner. The Fe-TA NPs were 177612nm in diameter (hydrodynamic size) with a zeta potential value of -28 ≈ 0.9mV, dispersing very well in aqueous solution and were highly stable in phosphate buffered saline buffer (pH 7.4) containing competitive ligands and metals. From in vitro studies, it was evident that the Fe-TA NPs exhibited good biocompatibility, with high cellular uptake in HepG2 cells. Clearly, the Fe-TA NPs were found to induce signal enhancement in the T1-weighted image of the HepG2 cells. As a result, it can be stated that the Fe-TA NPs may have the potential for being developed as low-cost and clinically translatable magnetic resonance imaging agents in the near future.
ISSN: 15594106
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