Nanoscale pearl powder exhibits non-peroxidase activity, fluorescence and inhibits cell spreading of prostate cancer

Madi Tilegen, Qinglei Sun, Ayan Nurkesh, Balnur Bazarbayeva, Haiyan Fan, Yingqiu Xie

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Abstract

Pearl powder is an ingredient in complex of traditional Chinese medicine in treatment on skin. However, how pearl powder affects cells especially cancer cells is unclear. Here we investigated the pearl powder electrochemical characters and biological functions. We found the major component of carbon and calcium with metals of Mn and Fe in pearl powder. The possible magnetic and non-peroxidase nanozyme activity suggest the complex functions of pearl powder in biological response. Moreover, the pearl powder at mixed nanoscale can inhibit cancer cells spreading. Our data suggest that pearl powder at mixed nanoscale can exert more efficient function in cells. Nano Chinese medicine may play complicated roles in therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages269-272
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728116297
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019
Event14th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2019 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: Apr 11 2019Apr 14 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 14th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2019

Conference

Conference14th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2019
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period4/11/194/14/19

Keywords

  • cancer
  • cell spreading
  • nano Chinese medicine
  • nanobiology
  • Nanoscale
  • nanozyme
  • pearl powder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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