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Rice University

Adeno-Associated Virus Capsid

Caption: An adeno-associated virus capsid (blue) modified by peptides (red) inserted to lock the virus is the result of research at Rice University into a new way to target cancerous and other diseased cells. The peptides are keyed to proteases overexpressed at the site of diseased tissues; they unlock the capsid and allow it to deliver its therapeutic cargo.

Credit: Credit: Junghae Suh/Rice University

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