cell-penetrating peptide


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

cell-penetrating peptide

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.
See also: peptide
References in periodicals archive ?
Uptake and Intracellular Dynamics of Proteins Internalized by Cell-Penetrating Peptides (Arwyn T.
Cell-Penetrating Peptides for Cytosolic Delivery of Biomacromolecules (Camilla Foged, Xiaona Jing, and Hanne Moerck Nielsen).
a privately held company that is developing proprietary 'Molecular FingerPrinting(TM)' technology for early detection and treatment of cancer, today announced that it has entered into a pilot program with Stockholm-based CePeP AB, which owns intellectual property relative to cell-penetrating peptides that may lead to the design of novel pharmaceutical products and/or improve the efficacy of existing pharmaceutical products.