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Keywords:

  • Biomedical materials;
  • Bionanotechnology;
  • Inorganic nanorods;
  • Luminescence;
  • Membranes
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Folate-conjugated gold nanorods targeted to tumor cell surfaces produced severe membrane damage upon near-infrared irradiation. Photoinduced injury to the plasma membrane resulted in a rapid increase in intracellular calcium (shown in green) with subsequent disruption of the actin network, featured prominently by the formation of membrane blebs.