Nanomedicine, Volume IIA: Biocompatibility

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Robert A. Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, Volume IIA: Biocompatibility, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 2003 Mechanical Cell Membrane Disruptions

Medical nanorobots that interact with living cells may cause mechanical damage to cellular lipid bilayer membranes – in particular the plasmalemmal, organelle and vesicular membranes. Membrane mechanocompatibility issues include natural cell membrane wounding (Section; cytopuncture and membrane resealing (Section; resident transmembrane nanodevice penetrators (Section; and organelle membrane breach by nanorobots (Section Molecular dynamics simulations of lipid bilayer membranes have been underway for more than a decade [4637-4644].


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