Abstract

Gold nanoprobes have become attractive diagnostic and therapeutic agents in medicine and life sciences research owing to their reproducible synthesis with atomic level precision, unique physical and chemical properties, versatility of their morphologies, flexibility in functionalization, ease of targeting, efficiency in drug delivery and opportunities for multimodal therapy. This review highlights some of the recent advances and the potential for gold nanoprobes in theranostics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1787-1811
Number of pages25
JournalNanomedicine
Volume6
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • diagnostics
  • gold nanoparticles
  • imaging
  • therapeutics
  • toxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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    Panchapakesan, B., Book-Newell, B., Sethu, P., Rao, M., & Irudayaraj, J. (2011). Gold nanoprobes for theranostics. Nanomedicine, 6(10), 1787-1811. https://doi.org/10.2217/nnm.11.155