Cell membrane as coating materials to better surface engineering of nanocarriers

Coating natural cell membranes on synthetic nanocarriers represents an innovative strategy of surface engineering. Cell membranes-coatings offer nanocarriers with proteins, antigens, lipids, and immunological moieties. Nanocarriers are turned into cell-like nanoparticles and hold immunosuppressive capability, long circulation time, and targeted recognition, presenting a good performance in vivo. Here, cell membrane-covered nanocarriers as biomaterials will be reviewed from design to assembly as well as relevant promising biomedical applications.
Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org