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February 20th, 2007

All types of carbon nanotubes penetrate wide variety of cell membranes

Abstract:
Over the past two years, researchers have demonstrated repeatedly that certain types of carbon nanotubes are among the most effective materials known for transporting proteins, genes, and drug molecules across the cell membrane.

Now, an attempt to better understand this process has found that virtually any type of carbon nanotube can enter a wide variety of cell types. Moreover, it appears carbon nanotubes enter cells using more than one mechanism.

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