The establishment of efficient and safe gene delivery systems is crucial for biomedical applications. To address this objective, novel, ternary hybrid gene vectors are designed with viral capsid peptides in non-viral gene carriers. The viral peptide, TQVGQKT, is coupled with a membrane active peptide, LK15. Which acts as a linker to tag peptide with plasmid DNA. Additionally, polyethylenimine (PEI) is employed to condense the complexes further, thereby forming ternary DNA/TQVGQKT-LK15/PEI complexes. The ternary complexes result in rapid internalization leading to significantly enhanced cellular transfection. The new moiety, TQVGQKT, as well as enhanced cellular transfection, will certainly provide crucial insights for the design of novel non-viral gene carriers with efficient and safe properties.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Polymers and Plastics
- Materials Chemistry