Rapid Regulation of Local Temperature and Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 Ion Channels with Wide-Field Plasmonic Thermal Microscopy

Rui Wang, Jiapei Jiang, Xinyu Zhou, Zijian Wan, Pengfei Zhang, Shaopeng Wang

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Abstract

Plasmonic absorption of light can create significant local heat and has become a promising tool for rapid temperature regulation in diverse fields, from biomedical technology to optoelectronics. Current plasmonic heating usually relies on specially designed nanomaterials randomly distributed in the space and barely provides uniform temperature regulation in a wide field. Herein, we report a rapid temperature regulation strategy on a plain gold-coated glass slip using a plasmonic scattering microscopy, which can be referred to as wide-field plasmonic thermal microscopy (W-PTM). We calibrated the W-PTM by monitoring the phase transition of the temperature-sensitive polymer solutions, showing that it can provide a temperature regulation range of 33-80 °C. Moreover, the W-PTM provides imaging capability, thus allowing the statistical analysis of the phase-transitioned polymeric nanoparticles. Finally, we demonstrated that W-PTM can be used for noninvasive and local regulation of the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) ion channels in the living cells, which can be monitored by simultaneous fluorescence imaging of the calcium influx. With the nondestructive local temperature-regulating and concurrent fluorescence imaging capability, we anticipate that W-PTM can be a powerful tool to study cellular activities associated with cellular membrane temperature changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14503-14508
Number of pages6
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Volume94
Issue number42
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

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