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Interactions of gold nanoparticles with biological structures
Author(s): Rute Fernandes; Neil Smyth; Antonios G. Kanaras
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present our recent studies on understanding how gold nanoparticles with defined characteristics in terms of size, shape, charge and function a) influence the formation of tight junctions between MDCK-II cells and b) interact with the cellular barrier of MDCK-II cells. We focused our work to seven types of gold nanoparticles, which are promising for biological applications or often employed as reference particles in biological experiments.

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Date Published: 24 March 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8955, Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications IX, 89550P (24 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2036326
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Rute Fernandes, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Neil Smyth, Ctr. for Biological Sciences, General Hospital (United Kingdom)
Antonios G. Kanaras, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8955:
Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications IX
Wolfgang J. Parak; Marek Osinski; Kenji I. Yamamoto, Editor(s)

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