Altered Cell Mechanics from the Inside: Dispersed Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Integrate with and Restructure Actin

@inproceedings{Holt2012AlteredCM,
  title={Altered Cell Mechanics from the Inside: Dispersed Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Integrate with and Restructure Actin },
  author={Brian D Holt and Hengameh Shams and Travis A. Horst and Saurav Basu and Andrew D. Rape and Yu-li Wang and Gustavo K. Rohde and Mohammad R. K. Mofrad and Mohammad F Islam and Kris Noel Dahl},
  booktitle={Journal of functional biomaterials},
  year={2012}
}
With a range of desirable mechanical and optical properties, single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are a promising material for nanobiotechnologies. SWCNTs also have potential as biomaterials for modulation of cellular structures. Previously, we showed that highly purified, dispersed SWCNTs grossly alter F-actin inside cells. F-actin plays critical roles in the maintenance of cell structure, force transduction, transport and cytokinesis. Thus, quantification of SWCNT-actin interactions ranging… CONTINUE READING

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