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Assessment of Liposome–Cell Interactions

  • Jan A. A. M. KampsEmail author
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Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 606)

Abstract

Liposome-cell interactions have been assessed for over 30 years now by an enormous variety of approaches and methods. In-depth knowledge of liposome-cell interaction is still very relevant since new concepts and applications applying liposomes are being developed every day. This chapter does not aim to give a complete overview on methods to assess liposome-cell interactions but merely gives a handle to approach the assessment of liposome-cell interaction by describing some well-established methods that also allow for modification to adapt them for your specific research questions.

Key words

Endocytosis Fluorescence microscopy Radioactive liposome markers Fluorescent liposome markers Cell binding Liposome uptake Cellular processing of liposomes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory for Endothelial Biomedicine & Vascular Drug Targeting Research, Medical Biology Section, Department Pathology & Medical BiologyUniversity Medical Center GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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