Study: Grapefruit a 'secret weapon'
Study finds GNVs can efficiently deliver a variety of therapeutic agents, including DNA, RNA (DIR-GNVs), proteins and anti-cancer drugs (GNVs-Drugs).
U of L scientists discovered how GNVs can efficiently deliver a variety of therapeutic agents, including DNA, RNA (DIR-GNVs), proteins (PKH26-GNVs) and anti-cancer drugs (GNVs-Drugs).
Grapefruits have long been known for their health benefits, and the subtropical fruit may revolutionize how medical therapies like anti-cancer drugs are delivered to specific tumor cells.
University of Louisville researchers have uncovered how to create nanoparticles using natural lipids derived from grapefruit, and have discovered how to use them as drug delivery vehicles.
Drs. Zhong-Bin Deng, Donald Miller and Jun Yan of the U of L Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology were part of the team that published their findings in the May 2013 edition of Nature Communications.