Herein, we developed matrix metalloprotease (MMP) sensitive gold nanorods (MMP-AuNR) for cancer imaging and therapy. It was feasible to absorb NIR laser and convert into heat as well as visualize MMP activity. We showed the possibility of gold nanorods as a hyperthermal therapeutic agent and MMP sensitive imaging agent both in vitro and in vivo condition. The results suggested potential application of MMP-AuNR for simultaneous cancer diagnosis and therapy.
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|State||Published - 15 Dec 2010|