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Keywords:

  • antibiotics;
  • drug delivery;
  • nanotubes;
  • nanovectors;
  • toxicity
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Tasty tubes: Multiwalled carbon nanotubes functionalized with fluorescein isothiocyanate and amphotericin B (AmB) have been shown to be rapidly internalized by mammalian cells (see picture) without the toxic effects typically displayed upon treatment with AmB. Furthermore, the modified drug exhibits a higher antifungal activity than native AmB.