Penetration of lipid membranes by gold nanoparticles: insights into cellular uptake, cytotoxicity, and their relationship.

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Nanoparticle penetration into cell membranes is an interesting phenomenon that may have crucial implications on the nanoparticles' biomedical applications. In this paper, a coarse-grained model for gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) is developed (verified against experimental data available) to simulate their interactions with model lipid membranes. Simulations… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/nn1010792

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@article{Lin2010PenetrationOL, title={Penetration of lipid membranes by gold nanoparticles: insights into cellular uptake, cytotoxicity, and their relationship.}, author={Jiaqi Lin and Hongwu Zhang and Zhen Chen and Yonggang Zheng}, journal={ACS nano}, year={2010}, volume={4 9}, pages={5421-9} }