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Non-invasive multimodal functional imaging of the intestine with frozen micellar naphthalocyanines

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Nanotechnology, July 2014
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Title
Non-invasive multimodal functional imaging of the intestine with frozen micellar naphthalocyanines
Published in
Nature Nanotechnology, July 2014
DOI 10.1038/nnano.2014.130
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Authors

Yumiao Zhang, Mansik Jeon, Laurie J. Rich, Hao Hong, Jumin Geng, Yin Zhang, Sixiang Shi, Todd E. Barnhart, Paschalis Alexandridis, Jan D. Huizinga, Mukund Seshadri, Weibo Cai, Chulhong Kim, Jonathan F. Lovell

Abstract

There is a need for safer and improved methods for non-invasive imaging of the gastrointestinal tract. Modalities based on X-ray radiation, magnetic resonance and ultrasound suffer from limitations with respect to safety, accessibility or lack of adequate contrast. Functional intestinal imaging of dynamic gut processes has not been practical using existing approaches. Here, we report the development of a family of nanoparticles that can withstand the harsh conditions of the stomach and intestine, avoid systemic absorption, and provide good optical contrast for photoacoustic imaging. The hydrophobicity of naphthalocyanine dyes was exploited to generate purified ∼ 20 nm frozen micelles, which we call nanonaps, with tunable and large near-infrared absorption values (>1,000). Unlike conventional chromophores, nanonaps exhibit non-shifting spectra at ultrahigh optical densities and, following oral administration in mice, passed safely through the gastrointestinal tract. Non-invasive, non-ionizing photoacoustic techniques were used to visualize nanonap intestinal distribution with low background and remarkable resolution, and enabled real-time intestinal functional imaging with ultrasound co-registration. Positron emission tomography following seamless nanonap radiolabelling allowed complementary whole-body imaging.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 4 4%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 97 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 31%
Student > Master 15 15%
Researcher 10 10%
Other 9 9%
Student > Bachelor 9 9%
Other 13 13%
Unknown 14 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 30 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 14%
Materials Science 9 9%
Engineering 8 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 6%
Other 18 18%
Unknown 17 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 318. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 December 2019.
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