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Keywords:

  • antitumor agents;
  • drug delivery;
  • magnetic nanoparticles;
  • micelles;
  • quantum dots
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Multimodal nanoassemblies that contain magnetic nanoparticles, quantum dots, and the anticancer drug doxorubicin within a single PEG–phospholipid micelle were prepared (see scheme; PEG=poly(ethylene glycol)). When equipped with the targeting peptide F3, these nanostructures enable simultaneous targeted drug delivery and dual-mode imaging of tumor tissues by near-infrared fluorescence and NMR spectroscopy.