Neurons Are Able to Internalize Soluble Carbon Nanotubes: New Opportunities or Old Risks?



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Carbon nanotubes (CNT) are increasingly regarded as promising nanovectors to exploit target delivery of specific drugs. However, upgrading CNT from a promising material to an effective biomedical tool in neuroscience requires further investments and investigations. To date, limited and conflicting data exist on neuronal and glial cell reactions to soluble CNT exposure and accumulation.