Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Biochim Biophys Acta. 2006 Mar;1758(3):404-12. Epub 2005 Nov 9.

Functionalized carbon nanotubes as emerging nanovectors for the delivery of therapeutics.

Author information

  • 1Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, UPR 9021 CNRS, 15 Rue RenĂ© Descartes, 67084 Strasbourg, France.


Functionalized carbon nanotubes (f-CNT) are emerging as a new family of nanovectors for the delivery of different types of therapeutic molecules. The application of CNT in the field of carrier-mediated delivery has become possible after the recent discovery of their capacity to penetrate into the cells. CNT can be loaded with active molecules by forming stable covalent bonds or supramolecular assemblies based on noncovalent interactions. Once the cargos are carried into various cells, tissues and organs they are able to express their biological function. In this review, we will describe the potential of f-CNT to deliver different types of therapeutic molecules.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk