Highly Sensitive Quantitative Profiling of Cancer Cells via Protein-QD Hybrid Nanoprobes for Signal Amplification

Title
Highly Sensitive Quantitative Profiling of Cancer Cells via Protein-QD Hybrid Nanoprobes for Signal Amplification
Authors
이종욱황민태김유찬석현광이관희
Keywords
Pancreatic Cancer; Quantum Dot; Imaging
Issue Date
2012-04
Publisher
한국화확공학회
Abstract
Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in the United States, primarily due to the fact that most tumors are metastatic at the time of diagnosis. Therefore, early detection of pancreatic cancer is important to improve the patient survival rate. The appearance of molecular abnormalities during the transition from Pancreatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia to metastatic pancreatic cancer is a promising avenue for early detection. The amount of such biomarkers, however, is often too low to detect. In this study, we used a bacterial expression system to synthesize multifunctional nanostructures, which consist of 24 self-assembled human ferritin heavy chain subunits and a linker peptide (protein G). The nanostructures are spherical in nature and are surface-labeled with protein G. Additionally, lipid-coated quantum dots and an anti-pancreatic cancer cell antibody were chemically conjugated to protein G on the nanoparticles at a ratio of three to one. Consequently, we were able to obtain an amplified signal, which could be used in the early detection of pancreatic cancer biomarkers.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/43896
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