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Studies from National Chemical Laboratory in the Area of Nanoparticles Described (Biological synthesis of cationic gold nanoparticles and binding of...

August 12, 2014



Studies from National Chemical Laboratory in the Area of Nanoparticles Described (Biological synthesis of cationic gold nanoparticles and binding of plasmid DNA)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- A new study on Nanoparticles is now available. According to news reporting out of Maharashtra, India, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Nanobiotechnology is the development of eco-friendly experimental processes for the synthesis of nanomaterials. The present work focuses on synthesis of cationic gold nanoparticles (C-GNPs) for biological applications, especially in gene and drug delivery studies."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from National Chemical Laboratory, "A biosynthesis methodology has been developed for the functionalization of gold nanoparticles to cationic nature. The synthesis of C-GNPs was done by using peanut leaf extract in the presence of cysteamine. The formed C-GNPs were characterized by using UV-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis), the particles sizes and shapes were confirmed by a Transmission electron microscope (TEM) and crystallinity of C-GNPs was characterized by diffraction."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The binding of plasmid DNA on the C-GNPs was confirmed by agarose gel electrophoresis."

For more information on this research see: Biological synthesis of cationic gold nanoparticles and binding of plasmid DNA. Materials Letters, 2014;129():159-161. Materials Letters can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Materials Letters - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505672)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Raju, CSIR Natl Chem Lab, Plant Tissue Culture Div, Pune 411008, Maharashtra, India. Additional authors for this research include R.K. Vishwakarma, B.M. Khan, U.J. Mehta and A. Ahmad (see also Nanoparticles).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Maharashtra, Nanotechnology, Gold Nanoparticles, Emerging Technologies

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