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Bifunctional nanocapsules for magnetic resonance imaging and photodynamic therapy
- Zhang, Hecheng, Peng, Shan, Xu, Suying, Chen, Zhengguang
- RSC advances 2016 v.6 no.106 pp. 104731-104734
- cations, gadolinium, lactalbumin, magnetic resonance imaging, nanocapsules, nanospheres, photochemotherapy, photosensitizing agents
- Here we present the fabrication of bifunctional nanocapsules via cation (Ca²⁺/Gd³⁺) induced self-assembly of partially hydrolysed α-lactalbumin. The prepared nanospheres, encapsulated with photosensitizer (Rose Bengal) and Gd³⁺ ion, show great potentials for magnetic resonance imaging and photodynamic therapy with a target-specific manner.