Discover a new way for nanoparticles to invade cancer cells
Immunotherapy for the treatment of cancer has recently become popular around the world. In this regard, a new drug containing nanoparticles has been developed that strengthens the immune system and eliminates cancer and abscesses caused by its cells.
Immunotherapy enables the body’s own natural defense system to selectively eliminate cancer, but it has been successful in some cancers and has not been very successful in other types of cancer. However, an immunotherapy drug has now been developed in which nanoparticles activate a protein called the stimulator of the enteroferon gene (sting). And the same protein is being researched, which is also a very important part of the security system.
If the sting wakes up, it can also recognize the cancer’s DNA and deal with it. In this regard, Jin Ming Chiao and his colleagues at the University of Texas Herald Simmons Cancer Center, after years of hard work, developed a polymer in the laboratory that automatically accumulates in the form of small nanoparticles. Stinging can be activated by placing a small natural molecule called CGAMP in it and this has been achieved successfully.
In this way, the new drug keeps the sting molecule awake for up to 48 hours, during which time it can beat cancer cells. When they were tested on mice, the results were very good and no adverse effects were observed. After that, the body’s own internal system was able to eliminate cancer.