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Photo-bio-synthesis of irregular shaped functionalized gold nanoparticles using edible mushroomPleurotus floridaand its anticancer evaluation

Authors
Journal
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B Biology
1011-1344
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
125
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2013.05.002
Keywords
  • Photo-Irradiation
  • Green Chemistry
  • Pleurotus Florida
  • Biofunctionalized Gold Nanoparticles
  • Anticancer Evaluation
Disciplines
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract A green chemistry approach to the synthesis of gold nanoparticles using edible mushroom Pleurotus florida (Oyster mushroom) by photo-irradiation method has been attempted. The mixture containing the aqueous gold ions and the mushroom extract was exposed to sunlight; this resulted in the formation of biofunctionalized gold nanoparticles. These nanoparticles were characterized using various techniques like UV–visible spectroscopy; X-ray diffraction studies, Energy dispersive X-ray analysis, Field emission scanning electron microscopy, Atomic force microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectrometry. The obtained biofunctionalized gold nanoparticles showed effective anti-cancer property against four different cancer cell lines A-549 (Human lung carcinoma), K-562 (Human chronic myelogenous leukemia bone marrow), HeLa (Human cervix) and MDA-MB (Human adenocarcinoma mammary gland) and no lethal effect is observed in Vero (African green monkey kidney normal cell) cell lines.

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