Interaction of polyelectrolytes and their composites with living cells

Munish Chanana, Alessandra Gliozzi, Alberto Diaspro, Irina Chodnevskaja, Sabine Huewel, Vasiliy Moskalenko, Karin Ulrichs, Hans Joachim Galla, Silke Krol

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Since the layer-wise polyelectrolyte deposition offers the opportunity to modify surfaces for biomedical applications, interactions and toxicity between polyelectrolytes and living cells become interesting. The aim of the present work is to determine the different factors such as contact area, charge, and transplantation site that influence the cell reaction to a specific polymer. We found that toxicity is influenced by all these factors and cannot be tested easily in a model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2605-2612
Number of pages8
JournalNano Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)


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