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Title: Cellular uptake and subcellular localization of highly luminescent silica-coated CdSe quantum dots - In vitro and in vivo
Authors: Vibin, M
Vinayakan, R
Annie John
Rejiya, C S
Raji, V
Annie Abraham
Keywords: Probes
Quantum dots
HeLa cells
Cellular uptake
Confocal laser scanning microscopy
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 357(2):366-371;15 May 2011
Abstract: With excellent optical properties, quantum dots (QDs) have been made as attractive molecular probes for labeling cells in biological research. The purpose of the present work is to explore the possible role of silica-coated cadmium selenide (CdSe) QDs in the in vitro and in vivo cellular uptake and their subcellular localization. The in vitro uptake characteristics of silica-coated CdSe QDs were performed in cultured New Zealand rabbit adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (RADMSCs) and Human cervical cancer cells (HeLa) using fluorescence microscopy after staining with 4,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI). The in vitro results showed that the silica-coated CdSe QDs were efficiently taken up by the cells and it was localized in the intracellular vesicles giving strong fluorescence from the cytoplasm and nearby nucleus. Subsequently, the in vivo localization and distribution of QDs were studied by the hematoxilin stained semithin cryosections of tissues (similar to 15 mu m thickness) under fluorescence microscopy and ultrathin sections of tissues (similar to 100 nm thickness) under confocal laser scanning microscopy at the distribution maxima. Our in vivo results confirmed the effective cellular uptake and even distribution pattern of QDs in tissues. Overall, these in vitro and in vivo results are represented with focus on internalization, subcellular localization and distribution of the QDs, in view of their potential applications in biomedical field.
ISSN: 0021-9797
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