Biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles using Sargassum swartzii and its cytotoxicity effect on HeLa cells.
Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2014 Dec 10 ;133:102-6. Epub 2014 May 27. PMID: 24934968
T Stalin Dhas
In this investigation, biological synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) using Sargassum swartzii and its cytotoxicity against human cervical carcinoma (HeLa) cells is reported. The biological synthesis involved the reduction of chloroauric acid led to the formation of AuNPs within 5min at 60°C and the formation of AuNPs was confirmed using UV-vis spectrophotometer. The AuNPs were stable; spherical in shape with well-defined dimensions, and the average size of the particle is 35nm. A zeta potential value of -27.6mV revealed synthesized AuNPs were highly stable. The synthesized AuNPs exhibited a dose-dependent cytotoxicity against human cervical carcinoma (HeLa) cells. Furthermore, induction of apoptosis was measured by DAPI (4',6-Diamidino-2-phenylindole dihydrochloride) staining.