Complement activation and protein adsorption by carbon nanotubes.

  title={Complement activation and protein adsorption by carbon nanotubes.},
  author={Carolina Salvador-Morales and Emmanuel Flahaut and Edith Sim and Jeremy Sloan and Malcolm L. H. Green and Robert B Sim},
  journal={Molecular immunology},
  volume={43 3},
As a first step to validate the use of carbon nanotubes as novel vaccine or drug delivery devices, their interaction with a part of the human immune system, complement, has been explored. Haemolytic assays were conducted to investigate the activation of the human serum complement system via the classical and alternative pathways. Western blot and sodium… CONTINUE READING