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Bone cell proliferation on carbon nanotubes.

Authors
  • Zanello, Laura P
  • Zhao, Bin
  • Hu, Hui
  • Haddon, Robert C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nano letters
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2006
Volume
6
Issue
3
Pages
562–567
Identifiers
PMID: 16522063
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

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.

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