Nanomedicine, Volume IIA: Biocompatibility
© 2003 Robert A. Freitas Jr. All Rights Reserved.
Robert A. Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, Volume IIA: Biocompatibility, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 2003
184.108.40.206 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 220.127.116.11.1); cytopuncture and membrane resealing (Section 18.104.22.168.2); resident transmembrane nanodevice penetrators (Section 22.214.171.124.3); and organelle membrane breach by nanorobots (Section 126.96.36.199.4). Molecular dynamics simulations of lipid bilayer membranes have been underway for more than a decade [4637-4644].
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