Tracking of cells in biological systems is critically important for monitoring disease treatment, such as in stem cell therapy. This report prepared new types of biocompatible gadolinium hybrid iron oxide (GdIO) nanocomposites, which demonstrated high sensitivity for dual T-1- and T-2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The GdIO nanocomposites could efficiently label mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) by incubation for 24 h at a safe dose, as they did not affect the cell viability, proliferation or differentiation capacity. There was high contrast enhancement in the GdIO-labeled stem cells for dual T-1- and T-2-weighted MR imaging. In addition, the GdIO nanocomposites were injected into adult mouse lateral ventricles, where cells could be labeled to monitor their biological behaviors by MRI. These GdIO nanocomposites with dual-imaging functions are a good platform for cell labeling and other diagnostic applications.
引用本文： . . 华西虚拟期刊, 2000, 1(1): 50-56-. doi: 10.1039/c6bm00706f 复制