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Study Findings on Peptide Research Are Outlined in Reports from University of Naples (Exploitation of viral properties for intracellular delivery)

July 22, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Life Science Research. According to news originating from Naples, Italy, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Nanotechnology is an expanding area of study with potentially pivotal applications in a discipline as medicine where new biomedical active molecules or strategies are continuously developing."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Naples, "One of the principal drawbacks for the application of new therapies is the difficulty to cross membranes that represent the main physiological barrier in our body and in all living cells. Membranes are selectively permeable and allow the selective internalization of substances; generally, they form a highly impermeable barrier to most polar and charged molecules, and represent an obstacle for drug delivery, limiting absorption to specific routes and mechanisms."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Viruses provide attracting suggestions for the development of targeted drug carriers as they have evolved naturally to deliver their genomes to host cells with high fidelity.A detailed understanding of virus structure and their mechanisms of entry into mammalian cells will facilitate the development and analysis of virus-based materials for medical applications."

For more information on this research see: Exploitation of viral properties for intracellular delivery. Journal of Peptide Science, 2014;20(7):468-478. Journal of Peptide Science can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Journal of Peptide Science -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from S. Galdiero, University of Naples, Dept. of Biochem & Pathol, I-80138 Naples, Italy. Additional authors for this research include A. Falanga, M. Vitiello, P. Grieco, M. Caraglia, G. Morelli and M. Galdiero (see also Life Science Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Italy, Naples, Europe, Life Science Research

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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