Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 2269–2277 | Cite as

Green Nanosynthesis and Functionalization of Gold Nanoparticles as PTP 1B Inhibitors

  • Pankaj Das
  • Bolin Chetia
  • Ramesh Prasanth
  • Jagan Madhavan
  • Ganesan Singaravelu
  • Giovanni Benelli
  • Kadarkarai Murugan
Original Paper


Nanomedicine has emerged to become a frontier area of research. The interdisciplinary nature of nanoscale research inevitably leads to nanostructure fabrication and functionalization. Herein, we addressed on the potential of high therapeutic indexed Syzygium cumini seed to biofunctionalize gold nanoparticles. The aqueous seed extract of S. cumini acted as a reducing and capping agent in the formation of gold nanoparticles. Biofabricated gold nanoparticles was characterized using UV–vis spectrophotometry, TEM, SEM, EDAX, FTIR and XRD analysis. PTP 1B inhibitory activity of bioinspired gold nanoparticles was assessed using PTP 1B inhibition assay. Newly synthesized gold nanoparticles was found to possess high PTP 1B inhibitory potential. Furthermore, the newly synthesized nanoparticles not shown any genotoxicity during chromosomal studies indicates its high biocompatibility nature.


Nanomedicine Syzygium cumini Gold nanoparticles PTP 1B inhibition assay Genotoxicity Chromosomal studies 



The financial support from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, New Delhi, (BT/508/NE/TBP/2013) to carry out this study, is gratefully acknowledged. We thank the SAIF, IIT Bombay for technical support in the characterization of nanoparticles.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pankaj Das
    • 1
  • Bolin Chetia
    • 1
  • Ramesh Prasanth
    • 2
  • Jagan Madhavan
    • 3
  • Ganesan Singaravelu
    • 2
  • Giovanni Benelli
    • 4
  • Kadarkarai Murugan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryDibrugarh UniversityDibrugharhIndia
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyThiruvalluvar UniversityVelloreIndia
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryThiruvalluvar UniversityVelloreIndia
  4. 4.Department of AgricultureFood and Environment, University of PisaPisaItaly

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