Tools & Techniques: siRNA Delivery to Endothelia; miRNA Analysis in Non-Model Animals; and More | GenomeWeb

With an eye toward applying RNAi to the treatment of disorders associated with injured endothelial cells, a team of researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology has reported on novel nanoparticles capable of delivering siRNAs into such cells in the brain.

Brain microvascular endothelial cells, or BMECs, act as a barrier to pathogens in the brain, and injury to these cells is associated with the development of a variety of diseases including stroke and atherosclerosis.

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