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Nanoparticles in the lung

An imaging study begins to define the parameters that control the biodistribution of nanoparticles after pulmonary delivery.

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Figure 1: Schematic of nanoparticle translocation from the lung epithelium to regional lymph nodes and blood circulation.


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Kreyling, W., Hirn, S. & Schleh, C. Nanoparticles in the lung. Nat Biotechnol 28, 1275–1276 (2010).

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