Targeted Drug Delivery

Targeted Gene Delivery


This image was created to visualize the goals of my research project, which uses spherical vehicles composed of lipids (the yellow sphere) to carry DNA (the green compact helices) as gene therapy through the extracellular matrix (the white strands and purple molecules) directly to cancer cells (the blue membrane in the front), because the peptides attached to the liposome (the multicolored molecules) bind specifically to the integrins (red and yellow molecules on the cancer cell membrane) that are expressed in higher levels on cancer cells than normal tissue.

I hope you learned something 🙂


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