The Effect of Cell Penetrating Peptides on Stroke

Student: Lane Liddle

Institutions Affiliated: University of Alberta

Supervisor: Dr. Fred Colbourne

Type: Translational, Neutraceutical

Background: Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a form of stroke that causes devastating damage to the brain. Cell Penetrating Peptides (CPP) are naturally occurring substances within our body that facilitate the transport of neuroprotective molecules to the site of ICH. This project examined if CPP can be used to bolster the body’s natural recovery following ICH.

Impact: ICH does not yet have an effective treatment, and this study could be among the first to find one with CPP.