Carbon Nanotubes Carrying Cell-Adhesion Peptides do not Interfere with Neuronal Functionality (pages 2903–2908)
Claire Gaillard, Giada Cellot, Shouping Li, Francesca Maria Toma, Hélène Dumortier, Giampiero Spalluto, Barbara Cacciari, Maurizio Prato, Laura Ballerini and Alberto Bianco
Article first published online: 9 APR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200900050
Water-soluble carbon nanotubes functionalized with cell-adhesion peptides do not affect the viability of different cell types, including Jurkat cells, splenocytes, and neurons. They also do not modify the neuronal morphology and basic functions, thus representing a promising candidate for the exploitation of novel drug-delivery systems or for designing a new generation of self-assembling nerve bridges.