Centering of organic-inorganic hybrid liposomal cerasomes in electrospun gelatin nanofibers

Zhengbao Zha, Siu Ling Leung, Zhifei Dai, Xiaoyi Wu

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Abstract

A study investigating the embedding of stabilized organic-inorganic liposomal cerasomes in gelatin nanofibers through the electrospinning of cerasome-dispersed gelatin aqueous solution is presented. Fluorescent and transmission electron microscopy confirm the embedding and centering of cerasomes in the electrospun nanofibers. A simple mechanism is proposed for the centering of cerasomes in gelatin nanofibers. The ability to incorporate cerasomes capable of encapsulating a variety of bioactive molecules provides a promising method to functionalize polymer nanofibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number033702
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume100
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 16 2012

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