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Nanoparticles reconstruct lipids

Charged nanoparticles can alter the local physical properties of lipid membranes, which could shed new light on the interactions between living cells and nanomaterials.

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Figure 1: Nanoparticles may enter cells in various ways by known mechanisms.

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Dawson, K., Salvati, A. & Lynch, I. Nanoparticles reconstruct lipids. Nature Nanotech 4, 84–85 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2008.426

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