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January 5th, 2005

Nano-protein could have cancer drug delivery applications

Abstract:
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have succeeded in discovering and isolating a new protein from the poplar tree with special structural and qualitative characteristics that could have consequences for development of future nanocapsules for drug delivery to cancer cells.

Called SP-1, the protein has a nanometric, “bagel-shaped,” circular form and is extremely stable. SP-1 nanocapsules will be capable of delivering cell-destroying drugs specifically to certain types of solid cancer tumors.

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