Characterization and function of nanogel-QD

Savaka Toita, Urara Hasegawa, Kazunari Akiyoshi

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Recently, we reported that nanogels of cholesterol-bearing pullulan (CHP) modified with amino groups(CHPNH2) acted as a novel carrier of quantum dots (QDs) for bioimaging. In this study, we investigated the behavior of nanogel-QD complex formation. The size of complex and their internalization efficiency varied depending on the kinds of proteins conjugated to QD. Their cellular-uptakes increased upon the increase of the degree of amino groups in nanogels. The results indicate that nanogel-QD complexes were formed by the interaction between nanogels and proteins conjugated to QD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2006
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: May 24 2006May 26 2006


Conference55th SPSJ Annual Meeting

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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