Intracellular Trafficking of Carbon Nanotubes by Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy

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  1. Errata: Intracellular Trafficking of Carbon Nanotubes by Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy Volume 19, Issue 14, 1789, Article first published online: 6 July 2007

  • This work was financially supported by the School of Pharmacy, University of London, CNRS, the Agence National de la Recherche (ANR-05-JCJC-0031-01), the University of Trieste, and MIUR (PRIN 2004, prot. 2004035502). L.L. acknowledges the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT/MCES) for the award of a Ph.D. fellowship (Ref.: SFRH/BD/21845/2005). G.P. is grateful to French Ministry for Research and New Technologies for a postdoctoral fellowship (GenHomme Network 2003). Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.

Abstract

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Intracellular trafficking of ammonium-functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes reveals that after cell internalization the nanotubes translocate around the cell nucleus of human lung carcinoma cells (A549). The luminescent signal of the carbon nanotubes (no fluorescent labels) is used for 3D intracellular tracking (see figure). The presented methodology is expected to offer a widely usable tool that will further elucidate the intracellular transport mechanisms of carbon nanotubes.

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