The pH regulation has a fundamental role in several intracellular processes and its variation via exogenous compounds is a potential tool for intervening in the intracellular processes. Proton Caged Compounds (PPCs) release protons upon UV irradiation and may efficiently provoke intracellular on-command acidification. Here, we explore the intracellular pH variation, when purposely synthesized PCCs are coupled to gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and dosed to HEK-293 cells. We detected the acidification process caused by the UV irradiation by monitoring the intensity of the asymmetric stretching mode of the CO2 molecule at 2343 cm-1. The comparison between free and AuNPs functionalized proton caged compound demonstrates a highly enhanced CO2 yield, hence pH variation, in the latter case. Finally, PCC functionalized AuNPs were marked with a purposely synthesized fluorescent marker and dosed to HEK-293 cells. The corresponding fluorescence optical images show green grains throughout the whole cytoplasm.

Carbone, M., Sabbatella, G., Antonaroli, S., Remita, H., Orlando, V., Biagioni, S., et al. (2015). Exogenous Control over Intracellular Acidification: Enhancement via Proton Caged Compounds Coupled to Gold Nanoparticles. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-GENERAL SUBJECTS, 1850, 2304-2307 [10.1016/j.bbagen.2015.07.011].

Exogenous Control over Intracellular Acidification: Enhancement via Proton Caged Compounds Coupled to Gold Nanoparticles

CARBONE, MARILENA;ANTONAROLI, SIMONETTA;
2015-11-01

Abstract

The pH regulation has a fundamental role in several intracellular processes and its variation via exogenous compounds is a potential tool for intervening in the intracellular processes. Proton Caged Compounds (PPCs) release protons upon UV irradiation and may efficiently provoke intracellular on-command acidification. Here, we explore the intracellular pH variation, when purposely synthesized PCCs are coupled to gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and dosed to HEK-293 cells. We detected the acidification process caused by the UV irradiation by monitoring the intensity of the asymmetric stretching mode of the CO2 molecule at 2343 cm-1. The comparison between free and AuNPs functionalized proton caged compound demonstrates a highly enhanced CO2 yield, hence pH variation, in the latter case. Finally, PCC functionalized AuNPs were marked with a purposely synthesized fluorescent marker and dosed to HEK-293 cells. The corresponding fluorescence optical images show green grains throughout the whole cytoplasm.
nov-2015
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore CHIM/03 - CHIMICA GENERALE E INORGANICA
Settore CHIM/07 - FONDAMENTI CHIMICI DELLE TECNOLOGIE
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Proton Caged Compounds, Gold Nanoparticles, pH monitoring, Intracellular Acidification
Carbone, M., Sabbatella, G., Antonaroli, S., Remita, H., Orlando, V., Biagioni, S., et al. (2015). Exogenous Control over Intracellular Acidification: Enhancement via Proton Caged Compounds Coupled to Gold Nanoparticles. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-GENERAL SUBJECTS, 1850, 2304-2307 [10.1016/j.bbagen.2015.07.011].
Carbone, M; Sabbatella, G; Antonaroli, S; Remita, H; Orlando, V; Biagioni, S; Nucara, A
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