Mishra, Snehasis and Das, Kaustav and Chatterjee, Sujan and Sahoo, Panchanan and Kundu, Sudip and Pal, Mrinal and Bhaumik, Asim and Ghosh, Chandan Kumar (2023) Facile and Green Synthesis of Novel Fluorescent Carbon Quantum Dots and Their Silver Heterostructure: An In Vitro Anticancer Activity and Imaging on Colorectal Carcinoma. ACS Omega, 8 (5). pp. 4566-4577. ISSN 2470-1343

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Carbon dots (CQDs) have been widely investigated as prime candidates for developing a tumor theranostic platform due to their tunable fluorescence emission and excitation, high water solubility, good photostability, and biocompatibility. Among the CQDs, natural CQDs are an emerging class of nanomaterials in the carbon family. Herein, highly fluorescent carbon quantum dots (CQDs) were synthesized from orange juice using a one-step hydrothermal method and characterized by different techniques. After that, CQD/Ag heterostructures were synthesized by the reduction of silver salt, in particular silver nitrate (AgNO3) solution using sodium borohydride (NaBH4) in different ratios. The photostability and characterization of CQD/Ag heterostructures were investigated. At last, a comparative cellular toxicity measure-ment was done to select the superior CQD/Ag heterostructure in the human colorectal carcinoma (HCT 116) cell line along with the imaging property. The detailed cell death signaling was also observed in the HCT 116 cell line via the ROS-dependent mitochondrial-mediated pathway, where Akt (RAC-alpha serine/threonine-protein kinase) played a important role.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2023 10:54
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2023 10:54
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/5553

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