Differential uptake of carbon nanoparticles by plant and mammalian cells

Ran Chen, Tatsiana A. Ratnikova, Matthew B. Stone, Sijie Lin, Mercy Lard, George Guo Quan Huang, JoAn S. Hudson, Pu Chun Ke

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Abstract

Differential uptake of carbon nanoparticles by plant cells is illustrated. Specifically, the left panel shows accumulation of hydrophilic C 60(OH)20 between a plant cell wall and a plasma membrane, while the right panel displays aggregation and retention of C70-NOM assembly in a plant cell wall.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-617
Number of pages6
JournalSmall
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cells
  • Hydrophobicity
  • Nanoparticles
  • Toxicity
  • Uptake

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Chen, R., Ratnikova, T. A., Stone, M. B., Lin, S., Lard, M., Huang, G. G. Q., Hudson, J. S., & Ke, P. C. (2010). Differential uptake of carbon nanoparticles by plant and mammalian cells. Small, 6(5), 612-617. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.200901911