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Online ISSN: 1613-6829
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization
Cellular Shuttles: Inter-endothelial Transport of Microvectors using Cellular Shuttles and Tunneling Nanotubes (Small 20/2012)
The transfer of material between cells includes macromolecules, organelles, and synthetic drug delivery vehicles. The cover image by B. Melendez and R. E. Serda is a pseudo-colored scanning electron micrograph showing cellular communication through tunneling nanotubes (TNTs). A silicon microparticle is shown engaged in cellular membrane folds, a process leading to cellular uptake. Despite the relatively large size of the microparticle, data presented by R. E. Serda and co-workers on page 3151 supports the transfer of microparticles between cells by means of TNTs.