Novel fret-based radiosensitization using quantum dot-photosensitizer conjugates

Wensha Yang, Paul W. Read, Jun Mi, James M. Larner, Stanley H Benedict, Ke Sheng, Brian P. Helmke

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Abstract

A novel radiosensitizer was synthesized by covalently conjugating quantum dots (QDs) to a photosensitizer. We hypothesized that QDs excited by 6-MV X-rays would serve as an energy donor to activate the photosensitizer. Photon emission from QDs was linearly proportional to radiation dose rate. Donor quenching in conjugates indicated that activation of photosensitizer occurred by Förster resonance energy transfer. Radiation treatment of lung carcinoma cells with conjugate increased cell killing by 34% compared to radiation alone. Cell toxicity in non-irradiated controls was negligible. Thus, this conjugate acts via a novel mechanism of radiosensitization that will improve treatment of deeply seated tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
Pages1861-1865
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event41st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2007Nov 7 2007

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Other41st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC
CountryUnited States
CityPacific Grove, CA
Period11/4/0711/7/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Yang, W., Read, P. W., Mi, J., Larner, J. M., Benedict, S. H., Sheng, K., & Helmke, B. P. (2007). Novel fret-based radiosensitization using quantum dot-photosensitizer conjugates. In Conference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (pp. 1861-1865). [4487558] https://doi.org/10.1109/ACSSC.2007.4487558