A multifunctional nanoseaurchin probe in which mesoporous silica nanobeads with iron oxide nanoparticles embedded and multi-gold nanorods crystal-seeded are fabricated and labeled with umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells through endocytosis. This nanoplatform enables efficient magnetic remote-controlled guiding for stem cell homing, and provides dual modalities of photoacoustic imaging and magnetic resonance imaging for in situ tracking and long-term monitoring to achieve therapeutic efficacy.
- magnetic resonance imaging
- mesenchymal stem cells
- multitheragnostic multi-GNRs crystal-seeded magnetic nanoseaurchin
- photoacoustic imaging
- stroke therapy