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2012-09-24 22:22:57

Kansas State University researchers have discovered a molecule that may be capable of delivering drugs inside the body to treat diseases. For the first time, researchers have designed and created a membrane-bounded vesicle formed entirely of peptides -- molecules made up of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. The membrane could serve as a new drug delivery system to safely treat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. A study led by John Tomich, professor of biochemistry at...

2011-10-04 11:14:19

Cell-penetrating peptides, such as the HIV TAT peptide, are able to enter cells using a number of mechanisms, from direct entry to endocytosis, a process by which cells internalize molecules by engulfing them. Further, these cell-penetrating peptides, or CPPs, can facilitate the cellular transfer of various molecular cargoes, from small chemical molecules to nano-sized particles and large fragments of DNA. Because of this ability, CPPs hold great potential as in vitro and in vivo delivery...

2008-08-11 09:01:40

AVI BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVII) today reported financial results for the three and six months ending June 30, 2008. The Company also reported that it has received approval from the Medicine and Healthcare Product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to conduct its systemic trial of AVI-4658 in the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in the United Kingdom and also updated the new additions to its senior management team. "As we continue AVI's transformation from an antisense pioneer into an...

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2008-03-17 16:41:50

Scientists have known for more than a decade that a protein associated with the HIV virus is good at crossing cell membranes, but they didn't know how it worked. A multidisciplinary team from the University of Illinois has solved the mystery, and their findings could improve the design of therapeutic agents that cross a variety of membrane types.A paper describing their findings appears this month in Angewandte Chemie.The TAT protein transduction domain of the HIV virus has some remarkable...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'