Peptides, Proteins and Peptide/Protein-Polymer Conjugates as Drug Delivery System

Author(s): Biswajit Mukherjee, Swapna D. Karmakar, Chowdhury M. Hossain, Sanchari Bhattacharya

Journal Name: Protein & Peptide Letters

Volume 21 , Issue 11 , 2014

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In the last few decades, novel drug delivery strategies have been a big priority to the formulation scientists. Peptides and proteins have drawn a special attention for their wide scope in the area. Serum albumin, transferrin, recom- binant proteins, virus capsids etc. are used as carrier for drug and biomolecules. Conjugates of polymers with proteins have also shown strong potency in the field of drug delivery. Polyethylene glycol is one of the most successful polymers that has been used extensively to develop protein conjugated formulations. Besides, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, polylactic-co- glycolic acid, N-(2-hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide copolymer, polyglutamic acid have also been investigated. In this re- view, we will highlight on the most recent overview of various advantages, limitations and marketed products of proteins, peptides and protein/peptide-polymer conjugates as drug carriers, such products in clinical trials and their various uses in the field of modern drug delivery. Understanding the key features of these materials and the vigorous research in this field will develop new drug formulations that will combat various types of life-threatening diseases.

Keywords: Conjugates, drug delivery, peptides, proteins, virus nanoparticles.

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Year: 2014
Page: [1121 - 1128]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/0929866521666140804160907
Price: $65

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