Lipoic acid functionalized SiO2@Ag nanoparticles. Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of biological activity

Lipoic acid functionalized SiO2@Ag nanoparticles. Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of biological activity

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications, Volume 79, p.499-506 (2017)

ISBN:

0928-4931

Abstract:

<p>A novel nanocomposite was obtained through the covalent immobilization of lipoic acid on the surface of silver nanoparticles-decorated silica nanoparticles (SiO2@Ag). The hybrid organic inorganic material obtained was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thermal analysis, scanning and transmision electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and UV-Visible spectroscopy. Its antioxidant, cytotoxic, antimicrobial activity and influence on mammalian cells cycle were evaluated. The results of this study have shown that the functionalization of SiO2@Ag with lipoic acid resulted in a composite with increased specificity of interaction with different mammalian cell lines and antioxidant activity, but with decreased cytotoxicity and antimicrobial properties. Therefore, the SiO2@Ag functionalized with lipoic acid could be successfully used in certain concentrations to modulate the cell cycle, in order to obtain the desired anti-proliferative or stimulatory therapeutic effect. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.</p>