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Protein therapeutics based on transcription factors, gene editing enzymes, signaling proteins and protein antigens, have the potential to provide cures for a wide number of untreatable diseases, but cannot be developed into therapeutics due to challenges in delivering them into the cytoplasm. There is therefore great interest in developing strategies that can enable proteins to enter the cytoplasm of cells. In this review article we will discuss recent progress in intracellular protein therapeutics, which are focused on the following four classes of therapeutics, Firstly, vaccine development, secondly, transcription factor therapies, thirdly, gene editing and finally, cancer therapeutics. These exciting new advances raise the prospect of developing cures for several un-treatable diseases.
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Name: Current opinion in biotechnology
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Pathological developments in the CECUM.
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Protein domains of approximately 120 amino acids that form two perpendicular anti-parallel beta sheets connected by a loop of variable length and a C-terminal amphipathic helix. PH domains occur in many INTRACELLULAR SIGNALING PROTEINS and CYTOSKELETAL PROTEINS where they bind PHOSPHATIDYLINOSITOLS within the CELL MEMBRANE and INTRACELLULAR MEMBRANES, as well as proteins that include the Betagamma-subunits of HETEROTRIMERIC GTP-BINDING PROTEINS, and PROTEIN KINASE C. These interactions allow the targeting of proteins to different cellular compartments and SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAYS.
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