Chemically functionalized water soluble single-walled carbon nanotubes modulate neurite outgrowth

Academic Article


  • We report the use of chemically-functionalized water soluble single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) graft copolymers for modulation of outgrowth of neuronal processes. The graft copolymers were prepared by the functionalization of SWNTs with poly-m-aminobenzene sulphonic acid and polyethylene glycol. When added to the culturing medium, these functionalized water soluble SWNTs were able to increase the length of various neuronal processes. Copyright © 2005 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.
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    Author List

  • Ni Y; Hu I; Malarkey EB; Zhao B; Montana V; Haddon RC; Parpura V
  • Start Page

  • 1707
  • End Page

  • 1712
  • Volume

  • 5
  • Issue

  • 10