Gold Nanoparticle-Loaded Neural Stem Cells for Photothermal Ablation of Cancer.

Journal: 
Adv Healthc Mater
Publication Year: 
2013
Authors: 
Kenna Schnarr
Rachael Mooney
Yiming Weng
Donghong Zhao
Elizabeth Garcia
Brian Armstrong
Alexander J Annala
Seung U Kim
Karen S Aboody
Jacob M Berlin
PubMed link: 
23592703
Public Summary: 
Scientific Abstract: 
Neural stem cells maintain their tumor tropism after internalizing gold nanorods. When exposed to a laser, the loaded cells heat up, destroying surrounding tumor cells.