In this work we analysed the characteristics of the cell-permeable peptide TAT-PTD fused to cystatin B (CSTB) to evaluate its potential for protein therapy of Unverricht-Lundborg (UL) epilepsy. TAT-PTD-CSTB does not penetrate the cells despite initial evidence of time and concentration-dependent transduction. Therefore, it cannot be used as a form of replacement of the intracytoplasmic protein missing in UL. Importantly, we discuss precautions to avoid false-positive results when working with TAT-PTD for protein therapy of neurological diseases.
- Cell-permeable peptide
- Progressive myoclonus epilepsy
- Protein therapy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology