from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An artificial microscopic vesicle consisting of an aqueous core enclosed in one or more phospholipid layers, used to convey vaccines, drugs, enzymes, or other substances to target cells or organs.

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  • n. an aqueous compartment enclosed by a bimolecular phospholipid membrane; a lipid vesicle

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  • n. an artificially made microscopic vesicle into which nucleic acids can be packaged; used in molecular biology as a transducing vector


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  • Sood and co-author Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, M.D., professor in UT MD Anderson's Department of Experimental Therapeutics, have developed delivery systems that package siRNA with a fatty ball called a liposome to silence specific genes in cancer cells.

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  • Preliminary experiments incubating the HeLa cells with polysilicon chips gave low yields of internalized intracellular chips (ICC) so they used lipofection (encapsulation of materials in a lipid vesicle called a liposome) to obtain higher rates of ICC-containing cells.

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  • This was attached to the surface of the other portion of the potential therapeutic, a nanoparticle called a "liposome," loaded with a potent dose of a proven chemotherapy drug. - latest science and technology news stories

  • "liposome" nanoparticles also carry antibodies specific for binding to the cancer cells thus avoiding heart toxicity.

  • In fact, it took dozens of researchers working for more than a decade to pinpoint the best section of DNA to isolate and to create the best liposome coating.

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