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Plant-based relatives of cholesterol could help gene therapy for cystic fibrosis, other diseases

Plant-based relatives of cholesterol could help gene therapy for cystic fibrosis, other diseases

Source : https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/plant-based-relatives-cholesterol-could-help-gene-therapy-cystic-fibrosis-other-diseases

PORTLAND, Ore. - Gene-infused nanoparticles used for combating disease work better when they include plant-based relatives of cholesterol, new research shows. That's because the shape and structure of the phytosterols help the genes get where they need to be inside cells.

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