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Enzyme-driven biodegradable nanomotor based on tubular-shaped polymeric vesicles

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Abstract

Various nanomotors that can mimic the motion of natural systems have recently been proposed. Yet, most designs are metal based and not applicable in biological settings. We report the first biodegradable nanomotor that moves in the presence of fuel. Tubular-shaped polymersomes with 5 wt% azide handles were assembled with catalase chemically linked to the handles. The nanotubes move autonomously in H2O2.

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The article was received on 11 Apr 2018, accepted on 17 May 2018 and first published on 18 May 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00559A
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2018,9, 3190-3194
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    Enzyme-driven biodegradable nanomotor based on tubular-shaped polymeric vesicles

    B. J. Toebes, L. K. E. A. Abdelmohsen and D. A. Wilson, Polym. Chem., 2018, 9, 3190
    DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00559A

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