The synergy of the unique properties of carbon nanotubes (CNT) with the remarkable potential of human mesenchymal stem cells
(hMSC) provides an exciting opportunity for novel therapeutic
modalities. However, little is known about the impact of CNT on hMSC
behavior. We report the effect of CNT on hMSC renewal, metabolic
activity, and differentiation. Furthermore, we tracked the intracellular
movement of CNT through the cytoplasm to a nuclear location and
assessed effects on cellular ultra structure.