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Table 2 Comparison of different models of cationic coatings for the preparation of a biological taxi of gold nanorods

From: Polylysine as a functional biopolymer to couple gold nanorods to tumor-tropic cells

Parameter MUTAB CPP pLys
Uptake +++ ++ ++
Retention + +++ ++
Viability + +++ ++
Migration ++ ++ +++
Release of cytokines ++ +++ ++
Cost-effectiveness ++ + +++
  1. The symbol + refers to qualitative levels: + = lowest, ++ = intermediate, +++ = highest