Chapter 8. Intracellular Trafficking of Membrane Receptor-Mediated Uptake of Carbon Nanotubes

  1. Volkmar Weissig2 and
  2. Gerard G. M. D'Souza3
  1. Bin Kang and
  2. Yaodong Dai

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470875780.ch8

Organelle-Specific Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

Organelle-Specific Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

How to Cite

Kang, B. and Dai, Y. (2010) Intracellular Trafficking of Membrane Receptor-Mediated Uptake of Carbon Nanotubes, in Organelle-Specific Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (eds V. Weissig and G. G. M. D'Souza), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470875780.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Glendale, Arizona, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Author Information

  1. Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, Peoples Republic of China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470631652

Online ISBN: 9780470875780



  • intracellular trafficking of membrane receptor-mediated uptake of carbon nanotubes;
  • uptake pathway and mechanism;
  • single-particle tracking (SPT) using fluorophores - techniques answering questions regarding cellular systems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Relation of Nanotube Size and Functionalization

  • Uptake Pathway and Mechanism

  • Subcellular Distribution

  • Single - Particle Tracking

  • Conclusion

  • References