Investigation of interactions between boron nitride nanotubes and C2C12 cells

Gianni Ciofani, Leonardo Ricotti, Arianna Menciassi, Serena Danti, Stefania Moscato, Claudia Nesti, Mario Petrini

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Abstract

Boron nitride nanotubes are structural analogues of carbon nanotubes with alternating B and N atoms, which entirely substitute for C atoms in a graphitic like sheet. In this study, we investigated the interactions of boron nitride nanotubes with C2C12 cells as model of muscle cells. We demonstrated that they do not affect viability of these cells neither interfere with their differentiation, making these vectors suitable as non-invasive nano-transducers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 9th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE NANO 2009
Pages579-582
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 9th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE NANO 2009 - Genoa, Italy
Duration: Jul 26 2009Jul 30 2009

Other

Other2009 9th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE NANO 2009
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityGenoa
Period7/26/097/30/09

Keywords

  • Boron nitride nanotubes
  • C2C12 cells
  • Cytocompatibility
  • Nanomaterials-cell interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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