AgCu Bimetallic Nanoparticles under Effect of Low Intensity Ultrasound: The Cell Viability Study In Vitro

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Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Journal of Cancer Research
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Faculty of Medicine

Field Microbiology, virology
Keywords AgCu nanoparticles; Viability; Study
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Description The effects of metallic nanoparticles as cytotoxicity or antibacterial activity are widely known. It is also obvious that ultrasound is one of the most widely used therapeutic modalities in medicine. The effect of application of therapeutical ultrasonic field in the presence of metallic nanoparticles AgCu 100nm modified by phenanthroline or polyvinyl alcohol was examined on human ovarian carcinoma cells A2780. Metallic nanoparticles were characterized by electron microscopy and by measuring of zeta potential. The cell viability was tested by MTT test. The experimental results indicate a significant decrease of cell viability, which was affected by a combined action of ultrasound field and AgCu nanoparticles. The maximum decrease of cells viability was observed for nanoparticles modified by phenanthroline. The effect of metallic nanoparticles on human cell in presence of ultrasound exposure was found - a potential health risk or medical advantage of targeted therapy in the future.
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