Nanoparticle hydrophobicity dictates immune response.

@article{Moyano2012NanoparticleHD,
  title={Nanoparticle hydrophobicity dictates immune response.},
  author={Daniel F. Moyano and Meir Goldsmith and David J. Solfiell and Dalit Landesman-Milo and Oscar R. Miranda and Dan Peer and Vincent M Rotello},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={134 9},
  pages={3965-7}
}
Understanding the interactions of nanomaterials with the immune system is essential for the engineering of new macromolecular systems for in vivo applications. Systematic study of immune activation is challenging due to the complex structure of most macromolecular probes. We present here the use of engineered gold nanoparticles to determine the sole effect of hydrophobicity on the immune response of splenocytes. The gene expression profile of a range of cytokines (immunological reporters) was… CONTINUE READING

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