Peptide vector for gene delivery with high affinity for phosphatidylserine

Shinichi Kuriyama, Yasushi Taguchi, Kanako Nishimura, Kiyoshi Mizuguchi, Kazutoshi Kobayashi, Yoshiki Katayama, Kazutoshi Yanagibashi, Takuro Niidome

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Since phosphatidylserine (PS) is known to translocate to the external face of the plasma membrane when the cell membrane becomes disordered, we decided to focus our attention on PS as a target molecule for gene delivery. In this paper, the novel peptide Td3701 was designed, synthesized, and characterized for its physico-chemico-biological properties. Td3701 simultaneously exhibited both characters as a DNA carrier and a sensor probe for active targeting, which seemed to be triggered by structural changes in the presence of PS. This is a very unique character among nonviral vectors, and it is believed that Td3701 could be used for selective gene delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)626-632
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Peptide Science
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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    Kuriyama, S., Taguchi, Y., Nishimura, K., Mizuguchi, K., Kobayashi, K., Katayama, Y., Yanagibashi, K., & Niidome, T. (2006). Peptide vector for gene delivery with high affinity for phosphatidylserine. Journal of Peptide Science, 12(10), 626-632.