J. Iran. Chem. Soc., Vol. 8, No. 4 December 2011, pp.944~950.

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Interaction of Bare and Gold-Coated Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles with Fetal Bovine Serum

M. Mahmoudia,b,*, M.A. Shokrgozara, S. Bonakdara, M.K. Moghadama and S. Laurentc

aNational Cell Bank, Pasteur Institute, Pasteur Ave., Tehran, Iran
bNanotechnology Research Center, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
cDepartment of General, Organic, and Biomedical Chemistry, NMR and Molecular Imaging Laboratory, The University of Mons, Avenue Maistriau, 19, B-7000 Mons, Belgium

     Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) are being increasingly used in various biomedical processes such as hyperthermia, cell and protein separation, enhancing resolution of magnetic resonance imaging and drug delivery. Here, SPIONs were prepared by optimized co-precipitation of iron chlorides in basic medium and then coated with gold. Bare SPIONs and Au-coated SPIONs were characterized by TEM before incubation with fetal bovine serum for 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8 and 24 h. After these interaction times, the mixture was deposed on a small column in a strong magnetic field (MACS�®system). The SPIONs were retained; different washing fractions were collected and studied by UV-Vis spectroscopy and by 1D gel electrophoresis. The study revealed the presence of proteins in the washing solutions and confirmed the strong interaction of the protein with the SPIONs.

Keywords: Interaction, Gold-coated iron oxide nanoparticles, Fetal bovine serum, UV-Vis spectroscopy, Gel electrophoresis

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