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Delivery of nanoparticles inside the cytosol of live cells for the monitoring of cellular processes (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Xizhen Lian; Alfredo Erazo-Oliveras; Hong-Cai Zhou; Jean-Philippe Pellois
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Paper Abstract

The delivery of MOF-enzyme nanofactories (50-100 nm in diameter) into the cytosol of cells will be presented. Delivery is achieved by co-incubation with the peptide dfTAT, a dimeric construct of the HIV TAT peptide. Cytosolic targeting is highly efficient and dfTAT circumvents the endosomal entrapment of macromolecular cargos. The delivery protocol does not require interactions between dfTAT and nanoparticles, thereby eliminating complex labeling steps. Cytosolic access is rapid and cells recover from the delivery process in a matter of minutes. Overall, this approach should facilitate the monitoring of intracellular processes by nanoparticle probes.

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Date Published: 14 March 2018
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Proc. SPIE 10547, Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication XI, 1054703 (14 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2300544
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Xizhen Lian, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Alfredo Erazo-Oliveras, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Hong-Cai Zhou, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Jean-Philippe Pellois, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10547:
Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication XI
Zameer Ul Hasan; Philip R. Hemmer; Alan E. Craig; Alan L. Migdall, Editor(s)

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