RNA Nanoparticles in Cancer Cells

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Title: RNA Nanoparticles in Cancer Cells
Description: Some nanotechnologies use nanomotors, tiny machines capable of assembling ultra-stable RNA structures with a wide range of scientific and biomedical uses. Here a nanomotor was used to assemble a DNA aptamer-based targeting molecule that binds to a receptor which is overexpressed on ovarian cancer cells, Annexin-A2. This image shows the entry of RNA nanoparticles (red) into ovarian cancer cells (blue and green). The goal of this drug delivery system is to target ovarian cancer without damaging healthy tissues.

This image is part of the following collections:
Nanotechnology Image Library
NCI Cancer Close Up 2017
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Ovarian Cancer
Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Ohio State University
Creator: Fengmei Pi, Hui Zhang, Peixuan Guo
Date Created: February 2016
Date Added: March 20, 2017
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.