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How to smuggle a drug into cells: add a lipid ‘tail’

Fluorescence micrograph of a HeLa cervical cancer cell with DNA in blue, microtubules in red and myosin 15 in green.

Dye molecules can enter cells, such as this cervical cancer cell, more easily if they are decorated with a medium-sized lipid chain. Credit: National Institutes of Health/Science Photo Library

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Nature 610, 608 (2022)



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