The Delivery Mechanism of Tumor-Derived Extracellular Vesicles
Grant Amount: NIS 1.75 Million
About the Project
This research will focus on understanding the delivery mechanism of tumor-derived extracellular vesicles, which are membrane-bound compartments that are secreted from cancer cells to carry out a number of functions that support tumorigenesis, such as invasion, metastasis and suppression of the immune response. The information gained will be used to develop methods for early diagnosis, and to design a synthetic drug delivery system.
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Research Team
Dr. Ori Avinoam
Weizmann Institute of Science (Biomolecular Sciences)
Dr. Neta Regev-Rudzki
Weizmann Institute of Science (Biomolecular Sciences)
Prof. Ziv Gil
Rambam Health Care Campus, Rappaport Institute, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Dr. Amnon Bar-Shir
Weizmann Institute of Science (Organic Chemistry)
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