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Ultrastable micelles boost chemotherapy

Micelles of a superhydrophilic zwitterionic polymer covalently linked to a superhydrophobic lipid remain stable at extremely dilute conditions and enhance the delivery of hydrophobic chemotherapeutics in vivo.

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Fig. 1: Ultrastable micelles of the DSPE–PCB 5K surfactant enhance the delivery of the anticancer drug docetaxel in melanoma tumours.


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Wen, Y., Li, J. Ultrastable micelles boost chemotherapy. Nat Biomed Eng 2, 273–274 (2018).

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