Vaccine-Based Immunotherapy from Novel Nanoparticle Systems

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Title: Vaccine-Based Immunotherapy from Novel Nanoparticle Systems
Description: Researchers at the Texas Center for Cancer Nanomedicine (TCCN) are creating particle-based vaccines for cancer therapy. The particles carry molecules that stimulate immune cells and cancer antigens (proteins) that direct the immune response. This scanning electron microscope image shows dendritic cells, pseudo-colored in green, interacting with T cells, pseudo-colored in pink. The dendritic cells internalize the particles, process the antigens, and present peptides to T cells to direct immune responses.
Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Treatment -- Immunotherapy
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Victor Segura Ibarra and Rita Serda, Ph.D.
AV Number: CMS ID: 1075521
Date Created: May 1, 2013
Date Added: July 21, 2016
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.