- Cell receptors send growth signals to the cell by binding with an external molecule called a growth factor and then clustering together.
- By placing growth factors at the ends of 100nm gold nanorods, the clustering of the receptors is prevented at a defined distance, shutting off the growth signal.
- Receptors need to cluster together to send a signal but keeping them separate stops the signalling.
Gold nanorods target cancer cells and inhibit cancer cell growth
12. 18. 14 by Aarya Venkat