BIOMIMETIC SYNTHESIS OF CdSe NANOPARTICLES WITH POTENTIAL BIOIMAGING APPLICATIONSAbstract
This study presents in vitro biomimetic synthesis of CdSe nanoparticles using the enzyme, NADPH dependent-Nitrate reductase purified from fungus, Fusarium oxysporum. The synthesis of CdSe nanoparticles was accomplished in the presence of a synthetic peptide having amino acid sequence (γ-Glu-Cys-Glu-Cys)-Gly, which acted as binding molecule. The nanoparticles were synthesized in the size range of 3.9–9.0 nm was analysed using TEM. Further characterization of nanoparticles was done using techniques such as UV, PL, XPS, and FTIR. The as-synthesized CdSe nanoparticles were water dispersible containing free reactive amino groups. These CdSe nanoparticles were conjugated with bi-antennary and tri-antennary glycopeptides opening up the possibilities for their applications in bioimaging. These significant observations will help better understand the mechanism of biosynthesis of fluorescent nanoparticles using fungi. These findings promise an alternative strategy for an eco-friendly, economical, and large-scale synthesis of water dispersible CdSe nanoparticles. These CdSe nanoparticles have promising biomedical-imaging applications without a need for further functionalization.
Abu A. Ansary *, Imran Uddin and Muhammed I. Khan
Division of Biochemical Sciences, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
20 November, 2016
10 February, 2017
17 February, 2017
01 June, 2017