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Interaction of nanoparticles with lipid membranes: a multiscale perspective

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Abstract

Freestanding lipid bilayers were challenged with 15 nm Au nanospheres either coated by a citrate layer or passivated by a protein corona. The effect of Au nanospheres on the bilayer morphology, permeability and fluidity presents strong differences or similarities, depending on the observation length scale, from the colloidal to the molecular domains. These findings suggest that the interaction between nanoparticles and lipid membranes should be conveniently treated as a multiscale phenomenon.

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Submitted
14 Feb 2014
Accepted
03 Apr 2014
First published
07 Apr 2014

Nanoscale, 2014,6, 6452-6457
Article type
Communication
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Interaction of nanoparticles with lipid membranes: a multiscale perspective

C. Montis, D. Maiolo, I. Alessandri, P. Bergese and D. Berti, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 6452
DOI: 10.1039/C4NR00838C

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