Introducing carbon nanotubes into living walled plant cells through cellulase-induced nanoholes

Maged F. Serag, Noritada Kaji, Manabu Tokeshi, Yoshinobu Baba

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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes can intracellularly transport through different cellular barriers. However, their use in plant cells is limited by the cellulosic cell wall surrounding these cells. Here we show that cup-stacked carbon nanotubes with cellulase immobilized on their sidewalls and tips penetrate the cell wall and transport intracellularly through cellulase-induce nanoholes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-400
Number of pages3
JournalRSC Advances
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 21 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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