Targeted paclitaxel by conjugation to iron oxide and gold nanoparticles

Jih Ru Hwu, Yu Sern Lin, Thainashmuthu Josephrajan, Ming Hua Hsu, Fong Yu Cheng, Chen Sheng Yeh, Wu Chou Su, Dar Bin Shieh

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The Fe3O4 nanoparticles, tailored with maleimidyl 3-succinimidopropionate ligands, were conjugated with paclitaxel molecules that were attached with a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) spacer through a phosphodiester moiety at the (C-2')-OH position. The average number of paclitaxel molecules/nanoparticles was determined as 83. These nanoparticles liberated paclitaxel molecules upon exposure to phosphodiesterase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-68
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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