Some peptides do require carriers, whether they are liposomal or chaperone molecules, while other peptides will penetrate a cell without any help at all. Peptides can activate cells in many different ways.
- Some peptides must penetrate the cell membrane to act in the cytoplasm (inside the cell) or organelles within the cells
- Others are only meant to bind to receptors on the cell surface
- Some peptides can create a reaction in the extracellular matrix (outside of the cell) that will, in turn, produce an outcome from the cell.
- There is a class of peptides known as carrier peptides! New treatments are utilizing cell-penetrating peptides to carry other molecules (that cannot penetrate) into the cells.
Each peptide has a specific destination. Viktoria De’Ann employs only the correct tools necessary to deliver each peptide to the correct cellular target. For instance, Rejuvenator utilizes phosphatidylcholine a phospholipid, while some of our other treatments use carrier molecules.
Below you will find full-text public links to help understand some of the terminologies discussed above.
Cell Penetrating Peptides: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3322330/
Carrier molecules: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK26896/
Last Update: October 19, 2018