Nanoparticles Arriving at Target in Brain Cancer Cells

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Title: Nanoparticles Arriving at Target in Brain Cancer Cells
Description: Carefully designed nanoparticles, embellished with a variety of molecules to target a specific organ of interest, can be used to transport hydrophobic drugs to a particular site in the body. Here, gold nanoparticles 5 nanometers in size (dark core) that were coated with Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) peptides (light shell) are loaded with a fluorescent and photodynamic therapy drug called Pc4. The image shows a nanoparticle arriving to brain glioma tissue (arrow).

This image is part of the following collections:
Nanotechnology Image Library
NCI Cancer Close Up 2017
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Brain Cancer
Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Case Western Reserve University
Creator: Joey Mangadlao, Yu Cheng, Xinning Wang, Christopher McCleese, Clemens Burda, James Basilion
Date Created: July 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.