Protein-Nanoreactor-Assisted Synthesis of Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Efficient Cancer Theranostics

Adv Mater. 2016 Jul;28(28):5923-30. doi: 10.1002/adma.201506119. Epub 2016 May 11.


Transition metal sulfide nanocrystals are developed as a theranostic platform through the protein-nanoreactor approach with facile functionalization for multimodal NIRF/PA/SPECT/CT imaging and photothermal tumor ablation.

Keywords: multimodal imaging; photothermal therapy; protein nanoreactors; semiconductor nanocrystals; tumor ablation.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Multimodal Imaging
  • Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Proteins / metabolism*
  • Quantum Dots*
  • Theranostic Nanomedicine*


  • Proteins