A novel gene carrier for the therapy of viral infection disease

Masanori Kuramoto, Kenji Kawamura, Daisuke Asai, Takeshi Mori, Takurou Niidome, Yoko Shoji, Hideki Nakashima, Yoshiki Katayama

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    Abstract

    We designed a polymer-peptide conjugate as a gene carrier, which consists of uncharged main chain and cationic peptide side chain. This peptide side chain contained the substrate peptide sequence for HIV-I protease and cationic peptide sequence. This cationic carrier interacted with anionic DNA, leading to polyion-complex. On the other hand, this carrier released the DNA from the complex due to the cleavage of cationic portion from the peptide side chain by virus protease. In this report, we assayed function of this carrier in cell free system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
    Event55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules - Toyama, Japan
    Duration: Sep 20 2006Sep 22 2006

    Other

    Other55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules
    Country/TerritoryJapan
    CityToyama
    Period9/20/069/22/06

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Engineering(all)

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