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Keywords:

  • gene expression;
  • gene technology;
  • green fluorescent protein;
  • nanotechnology;
  • nanotubes
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Special delivery. Amino-functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes (NH2-MWCNTs) were found to interact with negatively charged DNA and the cell membrane (see figure). Through this interaction, NH2-MWCNTs successfully delivered the GFP (green fluorescent protein) gene into mammalian cells without any cytotoxicity. The results show that NH2-MWCNT is a novel gene carrier and has potential application in gene delivery.