Biodegradable multi-walled carbon nanotubes trigger anti-tumoral effects.

  title={Biodegradable multi-walled carbon nanotubes trigger anti-tumoral effects.},
  author={Elo{\'i}sa Gonz{\'a}lez-Lavado and Nerea Iturrioz-Rodr{\'i}guez and Esperanza Pad{\'i}n-Gonz{\'a}lez and Julissa Elizabeth Reyna Gonz{\'a}lez and Lorena Garc{\'i}a-Hevia and Jean Heuts and Carlos I. Pesquera and Felipe Luna Gonz{\'a}lez and Juan Carlos Su{\'a}rez Villegas and Rafael Valiente and Monica L Fanarraga},
  volume={10 23},
Carbon nanotubes are of huge biotechnological interest because they can penetrate most biological barriers and, inside cells, can biomimetically interact with the cytoskeletal filaments, triggering anti-proliferative and cytotoxic effects in highly dividing cells. Unfortunately, their intrinsic properties and bio-persistence represent a putative hazard that relapses their application as therapies against cancer. Here we investigate mild oxidation treatments to improve the intracellular… CONTINUE READING

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