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Bone cell proliferation on carbon nanotubes

Zanello, L. P. and Zhao, B and Hu, H and Haddon, Robert C. (2006) Bone cell proliferation on carbon nanotubes. NANO LETTERS, 6 (3). pp. 562-567.

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl051861e

Abstract

We explored the use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as suitable scaffold materials for osteoblast proliferation and bone formation. With the aim of controlling cell growth, osteosarcoma ROS 17/2.8 cells were cultured on chemically modified single-walled (SW) and multiwalled (MW) CNTs. CNTs carrying neutral electric charge sustained the highest cell growth and production of plate-shaped crystals. There was a dramatic change in cell morphology in osteoblasts cultured on MWNTs, which correlated with changes in plasma membrane functions.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Biomedical Science > Nanobiotechnology
Biomedical Science > Nanotechnology for human health
ID Code:2750
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:20 Jan 2009 10:58
Last Modified:26 Mar 2009 17:32

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