Nanobiotechnology meets plant cell biology: Carbon nanotubes as organelle targeting nanocarriers

Maged F. Serag, Noritada Kaji, Satoshi Habuchi, Alberto Bianco, Yoshinobu Baba

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For years, nanotechnology has shown great promise in the fields of biomedical and biotechnological sciences and medical research. In this review, we demonstrate its versatility and applicability in plant cell biology studies. Specifically, we discuss the ability of functionalized carbon nanotubes to penetrate the plant cell wall, target specific organelles, probe protein-carrier activity and induce organelle recycling in plant cells. We also, shed light on prospective applications of carbon nanomaterials in cell biology and plant cell transformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4856-4862
Number of pages7
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Apr 21 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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