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Issue 44, 2013
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Activity of Keggin and Dawson polyoxometalates toward model cell membrane

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Abstract

We present direct information showing that polyoxometalates (POMs) show destructive activity toward the model cell membrane, via the rapid adsorption of POMs on the vesicle surface. The crucial step in causing the vesicle destruction is the structural change into stable POM–lipid conjugates, which are known as surfactant-encapsulated clusters.

Graphical abstract: Activity of Keggin and Dawson polyoxometalates toward model cell membrane

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The article was received on 28 Mar 2013, accepted on 13 Sep 2013 and first published on 24 Sep 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA41522H
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 21271-21274

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    Activity of Keggin and Dawson polyoxometalates toward model cell membrane

    H. Nabika, Y. Inomata, E. Itoh and K. Unoura, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 21271
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA41522H

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