Issue Date: January 4, 2010
When molecular cargo needs to be shipped to precise locations around a cell, biology often uses molecular motors that walk along molecular tracks with their load in tow. Scientists have been aiming to hijack these cellular highways to deliver drugs and other goods. A team led by Youichi Tsuchiya of Japan’s RIKEN and Seiji Shinkai of the Institute of Systems, Information Technologies & Nanotechnologies, in Fukuoka, Japan, has now designed a molecular container . . .
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