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Modular functional peptides for delivery of nanoparticles

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A peptide directs nanoparticles (such as quantum dots) to the plasma membrane of mammalian cells. A method of delivery of a nanoparticle to a plasma membrane of a cell includes providing to the cell a nanoparticle attached to a peptide configured to direct the nanoparticle the plasma membrane, and allowing the cell to take up the nanoparticle. The nanoparticle can be a FRET donor to an organic dye.

Inventors: 
Delehanty, James B.; Medintz, Igor L.; Mattoussi, Hedi M.; Deschamps, Jeffrey R.; Dawson, Glyn; Dawson, Philip E.; Blanco-canosa, Juan Bautista; Boeneman, Kelly
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Technical domain: 
Biotechnology and Healthcare
FIle Date: 
2012-09-18
Grant Date: 
2014-09-16
Grant time: 
728 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
13
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY