cells with gold nanoparticles

Desrosiers, Marcel Marcel.Desrosiers at iaf.inrs.ca
Thu Feb 2 12:29:54 EST 2006

Hi Janet 


The reference you are looking for, goes back to 1987 when Roger Festin and all demonstrated that it was possible to used colloidal gold 40nm particles to surface stain T cells in conjunction with PE and FITC without interference with the fluorescence staining. The colloidal gold staining was detected onto the side scatter channel of the 488nm laser. This is the reference:


Detection of triple antibody-binding lymphocytes in standard single laser flow cytometry using colloidal gold, fluorescein and phycoerythrin as labels.

Festin R <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Search&itool=pubmed_Abstract&term=%22Festin+R%22%5BAuthor%5D> , Bjorklund B <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Search&itool=pubmed_Abstract&term=%22Bjorklund+B%22%5BAuthor%5D> , Totterman TH <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Search&itool=pubmed_Abstract&term=%22Totterman+TH%22%5BAuthor%5D> .

J Immunol Methods. <javascript:AL_get(this,%20'jour',%20'J%20Immunol%20Methods.');>  1987 Jul 16;101(1):23-8.


Or the PuBMed links:




Hope that's help




Marcel Desrosiers


Cytometry and Digital Imaging Core Laboratory 

INRS-Institut Armand Frappier

Université du Québec





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De : janet dow [mailto:jldow at unity.ncsu.edu] 
Envoyé : 31 janvier 2006 16:35
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Dear Fellow Flowers:


I have a client who has contacted me about sorting cells with gold 

nanoparticles in them.	I have a moflo with a 488nm, uv, and 635 

lasers on it.  Can I do this and if so, with which laser and at what 

wavelength will it fluoresce?


Just as an after thought-is this a new way to look for gold-it would 

be great to use my machine for something that might actually make me 

a little money???


As always-thanks so much in advance for the advice and support.


Janet Dow


Janet Dow

Laboratory Research Specialist and Manager

Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting  Facility

North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine

4700 Hillsborough Street

Room C-309

Raleigh, NC 27606


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