Switching of carbohydrate nanofibers for regulating cell proliferation

Guangren Na, Ying He, Yongju Kim, Myongsoo Lee

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We report switchable, fluorescent carbohydrate nanofibers formed through the self-assembly of aromatic rod amphiphiles with a combination of mannose epitopes and thermoresponsive oligoether dendrons. The carbohydrate nanofibers undergo reversible switching between carbohydrate-exposed and hidden states on their surface in response to a thermal signal, and have the ability to regulate cell proliferation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2846-2850
Number of pages5
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2016.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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