Hydrophobin-Coated Solid Fluorinated Nanoparticles for 19F-MRI

Posted in Research article, 2022 on Saturday, 28 May .

Nazeeha Ayaz, Valentina Dichiarante, Claudia Pigliacelli, Jacopo Repossi, Lara Gazzera, Marta Boreggio, Daniele Maiolo, Cristina Chirizzi, Greta Bergamaschi, Linda Chaabane, Elisa Fasoli, Pierangelo Metrangolo, Francesca Baldelli Bombelli

Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2022, 2101677

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202101677

 

Ability of HFBII to form a rigid protein monolayer on superfluorinated coatings rendering them hydrophilic, a property retained in biological environment. This approach is then translated to directly disperse a solid superfluorinated 19F-MRI probe, PERFECTA, in aqueous solution through the formation of core-shell hydrophobin stabilized nanoparticles.

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