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Transcellular transfer of nanomedicine

Nanoparticles designed to harness transcytosis achieve deeper tumour penetration.

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Fig. 1: Transcytosis of nanomedicine across cellular barrier.


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Jang, H.L., Sengupta, S. Transcellular transfer of nanomedicine. Nat. Nanotechnol. 14, 731–732 (2019).

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