A paper-based detection method of cancer cells using the photo-thermal effect of nanocomposite.

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A paper-based detection method of cancer cells using the photo-thermal effect of nanocomposite.

J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2015 Sep 18;117:333-337

Authors: Zhou J, Zheng Y, Liu J, Bing X, Hua J, Zhang H

Abstract
A novel paper-based dot immune-graphene-gold filtration assay (DIGGFA) for the detection of breast cancer cells was developed based on the photo-thermal effect of graphene oxide (GO)-Au nanocomposite. Anti-EpCAM antibody which specific to the MCF-7 cell surface antigen, was immobilized on the nitrocellulose paper. The GO-Au-anti-EpCAM composite would interact with the MCF-7 cells captured on the nitrocellulose paper. After the test zone was irradiated by a laser, GO-Au nanocomposite could generate heat, temperature contrast was recorded and positive correlated with the cell number. Standard curve was prepared according to the temperature contrast and the cell number. Under optimal conditions, this method could detect a minimum of 600 MCF-7 cells with a near infrared laser and an infrared temperature gun within 15min. This simple and rapid method could be applied to the clinical diagnosis in hospitals.

PMID: 26414059 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]