Neurons Are Able to Internalize Soluble Carbon Nanotubes: New Opportunities or Old Risks?
Article first published online: 21 SEP 2010
Copyright © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 6, Issue 23, pages 2630–2633, December 6, 2010
How to Cite
Cellot, G., Ballerini, L., Prato, M. and Bianco, A. (2010), Neurons Are Able to Internalize Soluble Carbon Nanotubes: New Opportunities or Old Risks?. Small, 6: 2630–2633. doi: 10.1002/smll.201000906
- Issue published online: 3 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 21 SEP 2010
- Manuscript Received: 26 MAY 2010
- carbon nanotubes;
- drug delivery;
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.