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
CountryJapan
CityToyama
Period9/20/069/22/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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