X-pep, a novel cell-penetrating peptide motif derived from the hepatitis B virus.

Abstract

Cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) are able to penetrate the plasma membrane and gain access to the interior of any replicating or non-replicating cell, and are being considered as drug delivery agents. Here we describe the serendipitous discovery of a novel CPP motif (MAARLCCQ), designated X-pep, located at the extreme N-terminus of the X-protein of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2014.09.057

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@article{Montrose2014XpepAN, title={X-pep, a novel cell-penetrating peptide motif derived from the hepatitis B virus.}, author={Kristopher Montrose and Yi Yang and Geoffrey Wayne Krissansen}, journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications}, year={2014}, volume={453 1}, pages={64-8} }