Cell-particles interaction – selective uptake and transport of microdiamonds


Diamond particles have recently emerged as novel agents in cellular studies because of their superb biocompatibility. Their unique characteristics, including small size and the presence of fluorescent color centers, stimulate many important applications. However, the mechanism of interaction between cells and diamond particles—uptake, transport, and final localization within cells—is not yet fully understood. Herein, we show a novel, to the best of our knowledge, cell behavior wherein cells actively target and uptake diamond particles rather than latex beads from their surroundings, followed by their active transport within cells. Furthermore, we demonstrate that myosin-X is involved in cellparticle interaction, while myosin-II does not participate in particle uptake and transport. These results can have important implications for drug delivery and improve sensing methods that use diamond particles.


Autorzy / Authors: 
A. Ebrahimi, W. Gawlik, A. M. Wojciechowski & Z. Rajfur
Commun. Biol. 7:318
Tematyka badań: 
Nowe materiały
Inna tematyka