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Mitochondria-targeting multi-metallic ZnCuO nanoparticles and IR780 for efficient photodynamic and photothermal cancer treatments
Chemo-resistance has pushed cancer treatment to the boundary of failure. This challenge has encouraged scientists to look for nanotechnological solutions. In this study, we have taken this goal one step further without depending on chemotherapy. Specifically, hybrid metal, polymer, and lipid nanoparticles that formed an IR780-a photosensitizer and Zinc copper oxide incorporated nanoparticle (ZCNP) nanoparticles were utilized in a combined photothermal and photodynamic therapy. Through the mediation of triphenylphosphonium (TPP) as a mitochondria-targeting moiety, TPP-conjugated polymer-lipid hybrid nanoparticles containing ZCNP/IR-780 significantly enhanced cellular uptake by cancer c...