Highly specific targeting of human acute myeloid leukaemia cells using pharmacologically active nanoconjugates†
In this study we used 5 nm gold nanoparticles as delivery platforms to target cancer cells expressing the immune receptor Tim-3 using single chain antibodies. Gold surfaces were also covered with the cytotoxic drug rapamycin which was immobilised using a glutathione linker. These nanoconjugates allowed highly specific and efficient delivery of cytotoxic rapamycin into human malignant blood cells.
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