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Investigating the interactions of corona-free SWCNTs and cell membrane models using sum-frequency generation

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Uehara, Thiers Massami [1] ; Cancino-Bernardi, Juliana [1] ; Miranda, Paulo Barbeitas [2] ; Zucolotto, Valtencir [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Nanomed & Nanotoxicol Grp, CP 369, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Phys Inst Sao Carlos, Polymer Grp Prof Bernhard Gross, CP 369, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: SOFT MATTER; v. 16, n. 24, p. 5711-5717, JUN 28 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The understanding of the interactions between biomolecules and nanomaterials is of great importance in many areas of nanomedicine and bioapplications. Numerous studies in this area have been performed. However, toxicological aspects involving the interaction between phospholipids and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) remain undefined, especially for those cases in which a protein corona is not formed around the nanomaterial (corona-free nanomaterials). This study focuses on the interaction of Langmuir films of dipalmitoylphosphatidylglycerol (DPPG) and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) with corona-free, single-walled CNTs. Surface pressure-area isotherms and sum-frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy, a non-linear optical technique used to study surfaces and interfaces, were used to investigate the lipid tail orientation and conformation, aiming to understand the interactions between phospholipids and single walled carbon nanotubes functionalized by carboxylic acid (SWCNTs-COOH) at the air-water interface under low ionic strength conditions. Data from isotherms and SFG spectra revealed that the SWCNT adsorption at the air-water interface is induced by the presence of both lipids, although at a lesser extent for DPPG due to its anionic head group, which could result in repulsion of SWCNTs-COOH that also bear a negative charge. Furthermore, lipid monolayers remained conformationally ordered, indicating insertion of SWCNTs into the lipid monolayer. Our results corroborate previous works and simulations in the literature, but made it possible to perform an in-depth investigation of the interaction of these nanomaterials with components of phospholipid membranes. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/03570-0 - Nanomaterials applied to nanomedicine: development of membrane models and in vitro studies for evaluation the toxicity.
Grantee:Juliana Cancino Bernardi
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
FAPESP's process: 18/02819-0 - Interaction of chitosans and surfactants with cell membrane models investigated by nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy
Grantee:Paulo Barbeitas Miranda
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/00486-2 - Study of the Interaction of Nanoparticles and Nanotubes with Cell Membrane Models and Possible Applications
Grantee:Thiers Massami Uehara
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate