Concise review: Carbon nanotechnology: Perspectives in stem cell research

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Abstract

Carbon nanotechnology has developed rapidly during the last decade, and carbon allotropes, especially graphene and carbon nanotubes, have already found a wide variety of applications in industry, high-tech fields, biomedicine, and basic science. Electroconductive nanomaterials have attracted great attention from tissue engineers in the design of remotely controlled cell-substrate interfaces. Carbon nanoconstructs are also under extensive investigation by clinical scientists as potential agents in anticancer therapies. Despite the recent progress in human pluripotent stem cell research, only a few attempts to use carbon nanotechnology in the stem cell field have been reported. However, acquired experience with and knowledge of carbon nanomaterials may be efficiently used in the development of future personalized medicine and in tissue engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)376-383
Number of pages8
JournalStem Cells Translational Medicine
Volume2
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Graphene
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pluripotent stem cells
  • Tissue engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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