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  • n. A hollow nanoparticle

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  • "We systematically analyzed the interactions between the 24 ferritin units that make up the nanocage and identified the hot spots that are crucial to the cage's formation."

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  • Shaped like a spherical nanocage, ferritin is made up of 24 proteins, and it sequesters the reactive iron ions in its hollow interior.

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  • Understanding the assembly of the nanocage could open the door to drug design that will disrupt the structure and function of defective proteins that cause or contribute to disease.

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  • "One gold nanocage absorbs as much light as a million melanin molecules," says Xia.

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  • But the important achievement, from the point of view of cancer patients, is that any nanocage treatment would be narrowly targeted and thus avoid the side effects patients dread.

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  • Infrared images made while tumors were irradiated with a laser show that in nanocage-injected mice (left), the surface of the tumor quickly became hot enough to kill cells.

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  • The tumors in the nanocage-treated mice were later found to have marked histological signs of cellular damage.

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  • The tumors of nanocage-injected mice were significantly fainter on the PET scans than those of buffer-injected mice, indicating that many tumor cells were no longer functioning.

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  • In the nanocage-injected mice, the skin surface temperature increased rapidly from 32 degrees Celsius to 54 degrees C (129 degrees F).

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  • Positron emission scans made after photothermal treatment showed that the tumors in buffer-injected mice were still metabolically active (beige areas in left image) whereas those in nanocage-injected mice were not (gray areas in right image).

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