Engineered Bacteria Stick To Cancer Cells | Chemical & Engineering News
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Web Date: August 18, 2014

Engineered Bacteria Stick To Cancer Cells

Synthetic Biology: Researchers modified bacterial proteins called adhesins to target proteins expressed on human cells
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Life Sciences
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: adhesins, cell surface antigens, E. coli, synthetic biology, tumor targeting

It’s usually bad news when a swarm of foreign bacteria pursues cells in the body. But some scientists want to deploy engineered microbes to specific parts of the body to kill tumor cells or deliver drugs. Researchers have now designed a way to target bacteria to particular surfaces and tissues by modifying sticky proteins on the microbes’ surfaces (ACS Synth. Biol. 2014, DOI: "; $("#ERA_RC").html(contextualDefault); } }); var era_rc1 = {StyleId: '1',ERADomain: ''};


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