Purpose Preparation of Nanographene oxide (NGO) - Gelatin hybrids for efficient treatment of Neuroblastoma. Methods Nanohybrids were prepared via non-covalent interactions. Spectroscopic tools have been used to discriminate the chemical states of NGO prior and after gelatin coating, with UV visible spectroscopy revealing the maximum binding capacity of gelatin to NGO. Raman and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) demonstrated NGO and Gelatin-NGO nanohybrids through a new chemical environments produced after noncovalent interaction. Microscopic analyses, atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) are used to estimate the thickness of samples and the lateral width in the nanoscale, respectively. Results The cell viability assay validated Gelatin-NGO nanohybrids as a useful nanocarrier for Carboplatin (CP) release and delivery, without obvious signs of toxicity. The nano-sized NGO (200 nm and 300 nm) did not enable CP to kill the cancer cells efficiently, whilst the CP loaded Gel-NGO 100 nm resulted in a synergistic activity through increasing the local concentration of CP inside the cancer cells. Conclusions The nanohybrids provoked high stability and dispersibility in physiological media, as well as enhanced the anticancer activity of the chemotherapy agent Carboplatin (CP) in human neuroblastoma cells.
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