Non-degradable contrast agent with selective phagocytosis for cellular and hepatic magnetic resonance imaging

Fei Yan Chen, Zhe Jia Gu, Dawen Zhao, Qun Tang

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Degradation is the long-existing toxic issue of metal-containing inorganic medicine. In this paper, we fully investigated the degradation of dextran-coated KMnF3 nanocube in the in vitro and in vivo surroundings. Different from the general decomposing and ion releasing events, this special agent is resistant to acidic environment, as well as ion exchange. Non-degradability was proved by simulated and real cellular experiments. Moreover, it can be engulfed in the macrophage cells and kept stable in the lysosome. Due to its stability and highly selective phagocytosis, implanted liver cancer can be clearly visualized after administration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number357
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 13 2015



  • MRI contrast agent
  • Nanoparticle
  • Non-degradation
  • Phagocytosis
  • Toxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Bioengineering

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