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Targeted Delivery of Drugs to Brain Tumors

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Titel Targeted Delivery of Drugs to Brain Tumors
Autor Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Herausgeber Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Erscheinungsjahr 2008
Sprache Englisch

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Fachgebiet Physik
Abstract Trudy Forte of Berkeley Lab's Life Sciences Division will discuss her work developing nano-sized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles that can be used as a safe and effective means of delivering... Trudy Forte of Berkeley Lab's Life Sciences Division will discuss her work developing nano-sized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles that can be used as a safe and effective means of delivering anticancer drugs to brain tumors, particularly glioblastoma multiforme. This is the most common malignant brain tumor in adults and one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Her research team found that the synthetic LDL particles can target and kill such tumors cells in vitro. The nanoparticles are composed of a lipid core surrounded by a peptide. The peptide contains an amino acid sequence that recognizes the LDL receptor, and the lipid core has the ability to accumulate anti-cancer drugs. Her talk was presented June 27, 2007.

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