Imaging mass spectrometry of gold nanorods distributed in tumor tissues

Takuro Niidome, Masanori Fujii, Naotoshi Nakashima, Yoshiki Katayama, Yasuro Niidome

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    Gold nanorods were intravenously injected into tumor-bearing mice. The distribution of gold in tumor-tissue sections was mapped by imaging mass spectrometry (IMS) using a MALDI mass spectrometer. The IMS images of tumor-tissue sections indicated that the gold nanorods were not distributed throughout tumor tissues but were localized in vasculature-rich areas.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)931-933
    Number of pages3
    JournalChemistry Letters
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Chemistry


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