A method for encapsulation of individual tumor cells with an epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)-Al(iii) coordination layer, which can be used as potential tumor vaccines, was developed. The interaction between microparticle vaccines and dendritic cells was investigated in vitro. The microparticles (∼10 μm) were efficiently internalized by DCs with enhanced uptake efficiency via actin polymerization and clathrin-mediated endocytosis.
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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31600743, 81673027), the Natural Science Foundation of Tianjin City (16JCQNJC13900, 18JCQNJC14500), the CAMS Innovation Fund for Medical Sciences (CAMS-I2M-3-026), and the Tianjin Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (17JCJQJC46400).
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