Nanomedicine, Volume IIA: Biocompatibility
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Robert A. Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, Volume IIA: Biocompatibility, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 2003
15.5.7 Cytomembrane and Intracellular Mechanocompatibility
When penetrating and entering the living cell, nanorobot physical structures and activities must be mechanically compatible with the cellular glycocalyx (Section 18.104.22.168), the plasma and organelle membranes (Section 22.214.171.124), and all cytoskeletal systems (Section 126.96.36.199). Nanorobots must avoid causing intracellular cavitation, shock wave damage, or decompression nucleation (Section 188.8.131.52), disrupting intracellular microzones (Section 184.108.40.206), mechanically inducing intracellular proteolysis or apoptosis (Section 220.127.116.11), or mechanically disrupting chromosomes in the cell nucleus (Section 18.104.22.168).
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