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Title: A peptide-based carrier for intracellular delivery of proteins into malignant glial cells in vitro
Authors: Wu, C.
Lo, S.L.
Boulaire, J.
Hong, M.L.W.
Beh, H.M.
Leung, D.S.Y.
Wang, S. 
Keywords: Glioma
Peptide carrier
Phage display
Targeted protein delivery
Issue Date: 10-Sep-2008
Citation: Wu, C., Lo, S.L., Boulaire, J., Hong, M.L.W., Beh, H.M., Leung, D.S.Y., Wang, S. (2008-09-10). A peptide-based carrier for intracellular delivery of proteins into malignant glial cells in vitro. Journal of Controlled Release 130 (2) : 140-145. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Aiming at identification of novel peptides that can be employed for effective targeting of malignant gliomas, we used a 12-mer peptide phage display library and cultured human malignant glioma cells for phage selection. Several common phage clones emerged after 4 rounds of biopanning against the U87MG glioblastoma cell line. The most abundant phage clone VTW, expressing a sequence of VTWTPQAWFQWV, bound to U87MG cells 700-fold more efficiently than the original unselected library. The VTW phage also bound strongly to other human glioma cell lines, including H4, SW1088 and SW1783, but very weakly to normal human astrocytes and SV40-immortalized human astroglial cells. When compared to other non-glial tumor cells, the phage showed 400- to 1400-fold higher binding efficiency for U87MG cells. After linked to positively charged lysine peptides, the VTW peptide became water soluble and was able to deliver biologically active, hydrophilic beta-galactosidase into U87MG cells, with up to 90% of the cells being stained intensively blue. This peptide carrier did not show obvious protein delivery activities in the human astrocytes. Our results provide a proof of principle to the concept that peptides identified through phage display technology can be used to develop protein carriers that are capable of mediating intracellular delivery of hydrophilic macromolecules in a tumor cell-specific manner. © 2008.
Source Title: Journal of Controlled Release
ISSN: 01683659
DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2008.05.015
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