Surface functionalization of gold nanoparticles with red blood cell membranes

Weiwei Gao, Che Ming J. Hu, Ronnie H. Fang, Brian T. Luk, Jing Su, Liangfang Zhang

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Gold nanoparticles are enclosed in cellular membranes derived from natural red blood cells (RBCs) by a top-down approach. The gold nanoparticles exhibit a complete membrane surface layer and biological characteristics of the source cells. The combination of inorganic gold nanoparticles with biological membranes is a compelling way to develop biomimetic gold nanostructures for future applications, such as those requiring evasion of the immune system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3549-3553
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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