Evaluation of cytotoxicity, biophysics and biomechanics of cells treated with functionalized hybrid nanomaterials

Title
Evaluation of cytotoxicity, biophysics and biomechanics of cells treated with functionalized hybrid nanomaterials
Authors
라메쉬Subramaniyan Ramasundaram두 핑Hyojin KimDongkyung Sung박귀덕Nae-Eung LeeKyusik YunKyoung Jin Choi
Keywords
Atomic force microscopy; Biomechanics; Biophysics; Cellular interaction; functionalization; cytotoxicity; force spectroscopy
Issue Date
2013-11
Publisher
Journal of the Royal Society Interface
Citation
VOL 10, NO 88, 20130694-1-20130694-14
Abstract
Hybrids consisting of carboxylated, single-walled carbon nanotube (c-SWNT)–silver nanoparticles (AgNPs)-DNA–poly vinyl alcohol (PVA) are synthesized via sequential functionalization to mimic the theragnostic (therapy and diagnosis) system. Carboxylation of SWNT has minimized the metal impurities with plenty of –COOH groups to produce hybrid (c-SWNT-AgNPs). The hybrid is further wrapped with DNA (hybrid-DNA) and encapsulated with PVA as hybrid composite (HC). Materials were tested against human alveolar epithelial cells (A549), mouse fibroblasts cells (NIH3T3) and human bone marrow stromal cells (HS-5). The composition-sensitive physico-chemical interactions, biophysics and biomechanics of materials-treated cells are evaluated. The cell viability was improved for HC, hybrid-PVA and c-SWNT when compared with SWNT and hybrid. SWNT and hybrid showed cell viability less than 60% at high dose (40 µg ml−1) and hybrid-PVA and HC retained 80% or more cell viability. The treatment of hybrid nanomaterials considerably changed cell morphology and intercellular interaction with respect to the composition of materials. Peculiarly, PVA-coated hybrid was found to minimize the growth of invadopodia of A549 cells, which is responsible for the proliferation of cancer cells. Surface roughness of cells increased after treatment with hybrid, where cytoplasmic regions specifically showed higher roughness. Nanoindentation results suggest that changes in biomechanics occurred owing to possible internalization of the hybrid. The changes in force spectra of treated cells indicated a possible greater interaction between the cells and hybrid with distinct stiffness and demonstrated the surface adherence and internalization of hybrid on or inside the cells.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/46802
ISSN
17425689
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