Carbon nanotubes promote neuron differentiation from human embryonic stem cells.

  title={Carbon nanotubes promote neuron differentiation from human embryonic stem cells.},
  author={Tzu-I Chao and Shuhuai Xiang and Chi-Shuo Chen and Wei-chun Chin and Andrew J Nelson and Changchun Wang and Jennifer Lu},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  volume={384 4},
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) hold great promise for regenerative medicine and transplantation therapy due to their self-renewal and pluripotent properties. We report that 2D thin film scaffolds composed of biocompatible polymer grafted carbon nanotubes (CNTs), can selectively differentiate human embryonic stem cells into neuron cells while maintaining excellent cell viability. According to fluorescence image analysis, neuron differentiation efficiency of poly(acrylic acid) grafted CNT… CONTINUE READING


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