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Protected rituximab aims at brain metastases

Encapsulation of the therapeutic monoclonal antibody rituximab, and its molecular targeting to brain metastases of B-cell lymphoma, significantly boosts the antibody’s therapeutic effectiveness in mice.

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Fig. 1: Encapsulation and functionalization of a therapeutic antibody against lymphomas.


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Bendayan, R. Protected rituximab aims at brain metastases. Nat Biomed Eng 3, 678–679 (2019).

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