Gene switch implanted in T-cell works

Gene switch implanted in T-cell works

A heat-sensitive gene switch implanted in a sample of T-cells works in an in vitro check. Gentle pulses from a near-infrared laser directed at gold nanoparticles, which are also in the sample with the T-cells, transform into gentle heat and flip the switch on, activating the T-cells. The resulting signal appears as orange dots on a monitor in the background. Location: Gabe Kwong lab at Georgia Tech.  Credit: Georgia Tech / Allison Carter

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Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Cancer Research, Engineering, Life Sciences and Biology, Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
Keywords
immunotherapy, near infrared laser, NIR, gold nanoparticles, gold nanorods, cancer, tumor, phantom tumor, genetic switch, heat sensitive, T-cell, T-cells, chemotherapy, cancer-fighting, Toxicity, heat shock, cytokines
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Apr 18, 2018 - 12:53pm
  • Last Updated: Apr 19, 2018 - 4:28pm