fulltext.study @t Gmail

Cell-penetrating CNTs for delivery of therapeutics

Paper ID Volume ID Publish Year Pages File Format Full-Text
32421 44928 2007 6 PDF Available
Title
Cell-penetrating CNTs for delivery of therapeutics
Abstract

The use of carbon-based nanostructures, such as carbon nanotubes, in biomedicine is increasingly attracting attention. One key advantage of carbon nanotubes is their ability to translocate through plasma membranes, allowing their use for the delivery of therapeutically active molecules in a manner that resembles cell-penetrating peptides. Moreover, exploitation of their unique electrical, optical, thermal, and spectroscopic properties in a biological context is hoped to yield great advances in the detection, monitoring, and therapy of disease. Here we offer a speculative overview of the general principles behind the mechanism of carbon nanotube penetration of the plasma membrane and a snapshot of the different therapeutic modalities based on these fascinating nanostructures that are currently being investigated.

First Page Preview
Cell-penetrating CNTs for delivery of therapeutics
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: - Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2007, Pages 38–43
Authors
, , , , ,
Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us