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Virus-Inspired Coating Protects DNA Nanostructures In The Body

Nanomedicine: A lipid coating could protect DNA drug carriers in the bloodstream
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Life Sciences
News Channels: Nano SCENE, Biological SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: nanomedicine, DNA nanotechnology, DNA nanostructure, virus, lipid bilayer

Nanomedicines made from self-assembling DNA structures could last longer inside the bloodstream with a lipid bilayer coating similar to the ones worn by some viruses (ACS Nano 2014, DOI: 10.1021/nn5011914). This protection strategy could make it possible to test new kinds of DNA nanotherapies in animals and bring them to the clinic, the developers say.

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