Cell-penetrating peptide | definition of cell-penetrating peptide by Medical dictionary
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A peptide that readily crosses cell membranes and therefore can influence cellular functions or carry other molecules that can directly or indirectly perform the same tasks.
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Academic partners have unique knowledge and technologies on supercharged viral proteins-derived cell-penetrating peptides
(eg from Dengue virus) and ultra-resistant cyclic peptides that may be transferred to the industrial partners, which in turn have specialized proprietary technologies on anticancer and/or peptide drugs technologies.
are often investigated as drug delivery vectors and are able to cross the cell membrane, although the exact mechanism for this is unknown.