Membrane Protein Stability

Surfactant-like peptides have been developed as surfactants used to isolate membrane proteins from cell membranes. Surfactant-like peptides do not induce the loss of activity because of lower toxicity to membrane proteins than existing surfactants. As a result, they can offer stable isolation.

Carriers for siRNA Delivery

Since surfactant-like peptides can control the surface charge of materials and particle diameters in a sequence-dependent manner, they have been developed as carriers for the delivery of genes such as siRNA. Groundbreaking findings have been indicated not only under in vitro conditions, but also in topical and systemic administrations by the National Cancer Center Research Institute and Nippon Medical School in joint research.