ProCell Therapeutics Inc.

Seoul, South Korea

ProCell Therapeutics Inc.

Seoul, South Korea
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ProCell Therapeutics Inc. and ATGC Co. | Date: 2017-04-19

The present invention relates to: a novel cell penetrating peptide; a cell penetrating botulinum toxin recombinant protein composition in which the cell penetrating peptide and the light chain of a botulinum toxin are fused; and a use thereof and, more specifically, to a composition enabling the transdermal delivery of a cell penetrating botulinum toxin recombinant protein and capable of being locally used for various treatments of the skin and cosmetic purposes. The cell penetrating peptide-botulinum toxin recombinant protein of the present invention can be transdermally delivered, thereby having the intrinsic effect of a botulinum toxin and simultaneously having greater convenience of use, and thus can be effectively applied as a local agonist for the treatment of various diseases and aesthetic and/or cosmetic purposes.


Lim J.,ProCell Therapeutics Inc. | Kim J.,ProCell Therapeutics Inc. | Kang J.,ProCell Therapeutics Inc. | Jo D.,ProCell Therapeutics Inc. | Jo D.,Vanderbilt University
Scientific Reports | Year: 2014

The production of pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) for therapeutic applications will require practical methods to achieve tight temporal and quantitative control of reprogramming factor (RF) expression, while avoiding the mutagenic potential of gene transfer. Toward this end, we have developed cell-permeable RF proteins (CP-RFs) incorporating newly developed macromolecule transduction domains (MTDs). Treatment of human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) with combinations of cell-permeable OCT4, SOX2, KLF4, CMYC and either NANOG or LIN28 proteins induced the outgrowth of stem cell-like colonies (iSCs). iSC colonies generated with CP-RFs resembled embryonic stem cells with regard to morphology, biomarker expression, and extended capacity for self-renewal, but failed to expand as iPSC or ES cell lines. Partial reprogramming appears to be a common response to protein-based delivery of programming factors into somatic cells.


The present invention relates to a cell-permeable endostatin recombinant protein in which a macromolecule transduction domain (MTD) is fused to an angiogenesis inhibitor (angiogenesis inhibitor) endostatin; a polynucleotide encoding the cell-permeable endostatin recombinant protein; an expression vector for the cell-permeable endostatin recombinant protein; and a pharmacological composition for an anti-cancer preparation with improved inhibitory activity against angiogenesis in cancer, which contains the cell-permeable endostatin recombinant protein as an active component. The cell-permeable endostatin recombinant protein according to the present invention can block the formation of microvessels and inhibit the migration, proliferation, penetration, tube formation and the like of vascular endothelial cells present in tumor tissue by introducing the angiogenesis inhibitor endostatin into the cell with high efficiency, and it exhibits outstanding anti-cancer activity and so can be used as an anti-cancer drug against various cancers.


The present invention relates to a reprogramming transcription factor recombinant protein in which a macromolecule transduction domain (MTD) is fused to a reprogramming transcription factor to obtain cell permeability. The present invention also relates to a polynucleotide for coding said reprogramming transcription factor recombinant protein and to an expression vector of said cell-permeable reprogramming transcription factor recombinant protein. Treating a somatic cell with the cell-permeable reprogramming transcription factor recombinant protein induces the reprogramming of the stem cell-specific gene of the somatic cell, and thus can be effectively used in the establishment of an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cell) having characteristics similar to those of an embryonic stem cell in terms of morphology and genetics.


The present invention discloses novel macromolecule transduction domain (MTD) peptides which facilitate the traverse of a biologically active molecule across the cell membrane. Also disclosed are polynucleotides encoding the MTD peptides, methods of identifying the MTD peptides; methods of genetically engineering a biologically active molecule to have cell permeability by using the MTD peptides, methods of importing a biologically active molecule into a cell by using the MTD peptides, and uses thereof.


The present invention relates to an improved macromolecule transduction domain (MTD), which facilitates permeating the cell membrane of a biologically active molecule, having enhanced cell permeability. Specifically, an improved MTD according to the present invention, compared to an existing MTD, can transmit various types of biologically active molecule from inside the body and inside a test tube more effectively, and thus can be effectively used in a method to genetically alter a biologically active molecule so as to have cell permeability or in a method to transport a biologically active molecule into a cell, or the like. Additionally, the improved MTD can be very useful in development of new drugs and incrementally modified drugs as uses of the improved MTD are possible in drug delivery systems, recombinant protein vaccines or DNA/RNA therapeutic agents, gene or protein therapies, and pharmacologically or medically useful protein production or medical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical compositions.


The present invention relates to an improved macromolecule transduction domain (MTD), which facilitates permeating the cell membrane of a biologically active molecule, having enhanced cell permeability. Specifically, an improved MTD according to the present invention, compared to an existing MTD, can transmit various types of biologically active molecule from inside the body and inside a test tube more effectively, and thus can be effectively used in a method to genetically alter a biologically active molecule so as to have cell permeability or in a method to transport a biologically active molecule into a cell, or the like. Additionally, the improved MTD can be very useful in development of new drugs and incrementally modified drugs as uses of the improved MTD are possible in drug delivery systems, recombinant protein vaccines or DNA/RNA therapeutic agents, gene or protein therapies, and pharmacologically or medically useful protein production or medical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical compositions.


The present invention relates to an improved macromolecule transduction domain (MTD), which facilitates permeating the cell membrane of a biologically active molecule, having enhanced cell permeability. Specifically, an improved MTD according to the present invention, compared to an existing MTD, can transmit various types of biologically active molecule from inside the body and inside a test tube more effectively, and thus can be effectively used in a method to genetically alter a biologically active molecule so as to have cell permeability or in a method to transport a biologically active molecule into a cell, or the like. Additionally, the improved MTD can be very useful in development of new drugs and incrementally modified drugs as uses of the improved MTD are possible in drug delivery systems, recombinant protein vaccines or DNA/RNA therapeutic agents, gene or protein therapies, and pharmacologically or medically useful protein production or medical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical compositions.


The present invention relates to a reprogramming transcription factor recombinant protein in which a macromolecule transduction domain (MTD) is fused to a reprogramming transcription factor to obtain cell permeability. The present invention also relates to a polynucleotide for coding said reprogramming transcription factor recombinant protein and to an expression vector of said cell-permeable reprogramming transcription factor recombinant protein. Treating a somatic cell with the cell-permeable reprogramming transcription factor recombinant protein induces the reprogramming of the stem cell-specific gene of the somatic cell, and thus can be effectively used in the establishment of an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cell) having characteristics similar to those of an embryonic stem cell in terms of morphology and genetics.


The present invention discloses novel macromolecule transduction domain (MTD) peptides which facilitate the traverse of a biologically active molecule across the cell membrane. Also disclosed are polynucleotides encoding the MTD peptides, methods of identifying the MTD peptides; methods of genetically engineering a biologically active molecule to have cell permeability by using the MTD peptides, methods of importing a biologically active molecule into a cell by using the MTD peptides, and uses thereof.

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