Optically driven transport into a living cell

Koji Kubo, Masatoshi Ichikawa, Kenich Yoshikawa, Yoshiyuki Koyama, Takuro Niidome, Tetsuji Yamaoka, Shin Ichirou M. Nomura

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A method for transporting foreign substances into a desired living cell through the use of laser trapping was discussed. A single giant DNA molecule could be delivered into a cytoplasmic space if it is folded into a compact state. The effects of microparticles of zeolite, which were very effective as a vehicle for transferring foreign compounds into a living cell by optical manipulation, was also analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2468-2470
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep 22
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Kubo, K., Ichikawa, M., Yoshikawa, K., Koyama, Y., Niidome, T., Yamaoka, T., & Nomura, S. I. M. (2003). Optically driven transport into a living cell. Applied Physics Letters, 83(12), 2468-2470. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1613356