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Surface properties dictate the behavior of nanomaterials in vitro, in vivo, and in the environment. Such properties include surface charge and hydrophobicity. Also key are more complex supramolecular interactions such as aromatic stacking and hydrogen bonding, and even surface topology from the structural to the atomic level. Surface functionalization of(More)
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are a suitable platform for development of efficient delivery systems. AuNPs can be easily synthesized, functionalized, and are biocompatible. The tunability of the AuNP monolayer allows for complete control of surface properties for targeting and stability/release using these nanocarriers. This review will discuss several(More)
Supramolecular chemistry provides a versatile tool for the organization of molecular systems into functional structures and the actuation of these assemblies for applications through the reversible association between complementary components. Use of this methodology in living systems, however, represents a significant challenge owing to the chemical(More)
Senescent cells (SnCs) accumulate in many vertebrate tissues with age and contribute to age-related pathologies, presumably through their secretion of factors contributing to the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). Removal of SnCs delays several pathologies and increases healthy lifespan. Aging and trauma are risk factors for the development(More)
Intracellular protein delivery is an important tool for both therapeutic and fundamental applications. Effective protein delivery faces two major challenges: efficient cellular uptake and avoiding endosomal sequestration. We report here a general strategy for direct delivery of functional proteins to the cytosol using nanoparticle-stabilized capsules(More)
BACKGROUND Nanocapsules can efficiently encapsulate therapeutic cargo for anticancer drug delivery. However, the controlled release of the payload remains a challenge for effective drug delivery. MATERIALS & METHODS We used dithiocarbamate-functionalized PAMAM dendrimer to cross-link the shell of arginine gold nanoparticles stabilized nanocapsule, and(More)
Getting out is just as important for nano-therapeutics as getting in. Exocytosis rates determine residency time in the cell, an important determinant for therapeutic efficacy and also for eventual clearance from the cell. In this study, it is shown that exocytosis efficiency is determined by surface functionality, providing a strategy for optimizing(More)