Tools & Techniques: Cancer-Specific siRNA Delivery, Real-Time miRNA Monitoring, and More | GenomeWeb

Aiming to address the delivery issues facing RNAi-based therapeutics development, a research team from Kobe University has developed a cancer cell-specific siRNA carrier that combines components of the hepatitis B virus and liposomes.

The investigators specifically used bio-nanocapsules, which are hollow nanoparticles composed of the L protein of HBV, the virus’ surface antigen, and a lipid bilayer, they reported in the Journal of Nanobiotechnology.

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