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Keywords:

  • antibodies;
  • gold;
  • nanoparticles;
  • protein template;
  • tumor targeting
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The use of a recombinant variant of protein A (green) as a biotemplate for the synthesis of spherical gold nanoparticles (red) is described by F. Porta, D. Prosperi et al. in their Communication on page 9272 ff. Simultaneously, monoclonal antibodies (blue) are immobilized on the nanoparticle surface in the optimal orientation for recognition by specific cell receptors. Picture by Enzo Fezzuoglio.