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Kleiner Physik-Hörsaal, Fakultät für Physik
Date: 27.11.2015, Time: 15:30h

Interaction of colloids with cells

Wolfgang J. Parak,  Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany, CIC Biomagune, San Sebastian, Spain

Some common sense statements about the interaction of colloidal nanoparticles with cells are given. While detail of this interaction strongly depends on the precise properties of the nanoparticles, the type of cells, conditions of incubation, etc. still some basic universal common sense dependences exist, which will be outlined. In general small, elongated, positively charged, soft particles are incorporated in vitro by cells to a higher extend than big, flat, negatively charged, stiff particles. After in vivo incorporation the environment of the nanoparticles drastically changes. In particular the nanoparticle may be exposed to different enzymes such as proteases. This may lead to changes in the surface chemistry of the nanoparticles. Consequences for active versus passive targeting will be discussed.

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