It is perhaps reasonable that this structure of C60 is proving to be fundamentally beneficial in many biological and medicinal ways.
Some may see the rational symmetry in the shape and it's apparent harmonious way our physiology may make use of it.
Fullerenes are remarkable. en.wikipedia.org...
Pharmacokinetic studies show that dissolved C60 is absorbed by the gastro-intestinal tract and eliminated in a few tens of hours.
“These results of importance in the fields of medicine and toxicology should open the way for the many possible biomedical applications of C60 including cancer therapy, neurodegenerative disorders, and aging,” the researcher suggest.
“C60 can be administered orally, and as it is now produced in tons, it is no longer necessary to resort to its water-soluble derivatives, which are difficult to purify and, in contrast to pristine C60, may be toxic.
If I didn't know better, (and perhaps I don't) I would think that the C60 spheroid fullerene acts a ready-made molecular cage which traps unwanted cellular invaders or materials.
Ref.: Baati T, et al., The prolongation of the lifespan of rats by repeated oral administration of fullerene, Biomaterials (2012), doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2012.03.036
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