A multifunctional toolkit for target-directed cancer therapy.

Affiliation

Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Joint IRB-BSC Program in Computational Biology, Baldiri Reixac 10-12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain. [Email] [Email]

Abstract

Here we present 2shRNA, a shRNA-based nanobinder, which can simultaneously attack two therapeutic targets involved in drug resistance pathways and can additionally bind accessory molecules such as cell targeting peptides or fluorophores. We create 2shRNAs designed to specifically kill HER2+ breast cancer cells in the absence of a transfecting agent.