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Table 2 ZP values of the QD nanocrystals, QD–FA nanocarriers, and QD–FA–DOX nanoconjugates obtained in PBS buffer (n = 5)

From: Quantum dots as targeted doxorubicin drug delivery nanosystems in human lung cancer cells

  MUA Cys LA
QD − 23.3 ± 2.4 − 24.3 ± 3.5 − 10.9 ± 1.2
QD–FA − 34.1 ± 2.6 − 27.8 ± 2.7 − 13.2 ± 2.2
QD–FA–DOX − 15.5 ± 3.5 − 17.2 ± 1.9 − 6.2 ± 1.1
  1. QD Ag–In–Zn–S nanocrystals modified with: 11-mercaptoundecanoic acid), Cys L-cysteine, LA lipoic acid, FA folic acid, DOX doxorubicin