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HAI-178 antibody-conjugated fluorescent magnetic nanoparticles for targeted imaging and simultaneous therapy of gastric cancer

Can Wang1, Chenchen Bao2, Shujing Liang2, Lingxia Zhang3, Hualin Fu2, Yutian Wang4, Kan Wang2, Chao Li2, Min Deng2, Qiande Liao1*, Jian Ni2 and Daxiang Cui2*

Author Affiliations

1 Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, 87 Xiangya Road, Changsha, Hunan 410008, People's Republic of China

2 Institute of Nano Biomedicine and Engineering, Key Laboratory for Thin Film and Microfabrication Technology of the Ministry of Education, Department of Instrument Science and Technology, Bio-X Center, Research Institute of Translation Medicine, Shanghai JiaoTong University, Dongchuan Road 800, Shanghai 200240, People's Republic of China

3 Department of Gastroenterology, Xi’an Central Hospital, Xi’an 71004, People's Republic of China

4 Department of Gastroenterology, Changzhen Hospital, Shanghai 20001, People's Republic of China

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2014, 9:274  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-9-274

Published: 30 May 2014


The successful development of safe and highly effective nanoprobes for targeted imaging and simultaneous therapy of in vivo gastric cancer is a great challenge. Herein we reported for the first time that anti-α-subunit of ATP synthase antibody, HAI-178 monoclonal antibody-conjugated fluorescent magnetic nanoparticles, was successfully used for targeted imaging and simultaneous therapy of in vivo gastric cancer. A total of 172 specimens of gastric cancer tissues were collected, and the expression of α-subunit of ATP synthase in gastric cancer tissues was investigated by immunohistochemistry method. Fluorescent magnetic nanoparticles were prepared and conjugated with HAI-178 monoclonal antibody, and the resultant HAI-178 antibody-conjugated fluorescent magnetic nanoparticles (HAI-178-FMNPs) were co-incubated with gastric cancer MGC803 cells and gastric mucous GES-1 cells. Gastric cancer-bearing nude mice models were established, were injected with prepared HAI-178-FMNPs via tail vein, and were imaged by magnetic resonance imaging and small animal fluorescent imaging system. The results showed that the α-subunit of ATP synthase exhibited high expression in 94.7% of the gastric cancer tissues. The prepared HAI-178-FMNPs could target actively MGC803 cells, realized fluorescent imaging and magnetic resonance imaging of in vivo gastric cancer, and actively inhibited growth of gastric cancer cells. In conclusion, HAI-178 antibody-conjugated fluorescent magnetic nanoparticles have a great potential in applications such as targeted imaging and simultaneous therapy of in vivo early gastric cancer cells in the near future.

HAI-178 antibody; Fluorescent magnetic nanoparticles; Fluorescent imaging; Magnetic resonance imaging; Gastric cancer; Nude mice model