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Compounds comprising stapled or stitched peptides for improved drug delivery

Sutura Therapeutics LTD (2019) Compounds comprising stapled or stitched peptides for improved drug delivery. WO2019002875.

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The invention relates to improvements in drug delivery and to the use of Cell Penetrating Agents (CPA's) or Cell Penetrating Peptides (CPP's) which have been stabilized by, for example: i) stapling two amino acids to form Stapled CPP's (StaP's) or ii) stitching three or more amino acids to form stitched CPP's (StiP's). More particularly there is provided a drug carrying cell penetrating molecule (DCCPM) comprising: a biologically active compound (BAC), and a cell penetrating agent (CPA), which BAC and CPA are linked directly or via a bi-functional linker (BFL). The CPA is a stabilized peptide (CPP) which has a conformation imposed upon it by stapling to form a stapled peptide (StaP) or stitching to form a stitched peptide (StiP). The StiP or StaP comprise a cross link or bridge between at least two amino acids of the peptide and the cross link or bridge provides a cyclisation between at least two amino acids which are not formed by an olefin metathesis. Cyclisation may be achieved by one or more of: condensation of an aldehyde or ketone with a hydrazine or protected hydrazine; a thiol-ene Michael addition; a di-sulfide formation; a Huisgen 1, 3 di-polar cycloaddition; a reaction between an amine and carboxylic acid; a singlet or triplet based carbine reaction; or a Suzuki or Sonogashira coupling.

Item Type:Patent
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Biomedical Sciences
ID Code:81909


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