Figure 1: The delivery and clearance of nanoassemblies. | Nature Nanotechnology

Figure 1: The delivery and clearance of nanoassemblies.

From: Building blocks for tumour delivery

Figure 1

The nanoassemblies comprising core (gold) and satellite (green) nanoparticles are constructed using complementary DNA sequences as linkers (red) and coated with ligands such as PEG (black strands, blue clouds) to control their interactions with cells. When injected intravenously, they are uptaken via the EPR effect to the target site. Once inside the cell (blue), the assemblies exert their therapeutic effect and breakdown into their constituents for elimination.

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