This peptide can guide drugs and imaging agents to acute brain injuries and result in enhanced benefit. The peptide was identified by Aman Mann and Pablo Scodeller in the lab of Dr. Erkki Ruoslahti in collaboration with the cancer biology lab.
Link to the paper: Nature Communications
Image: The tiny peptide CAQK improves the delivery of imaging agents to acute brain injuries. (Luminiscence from porous silicon nanoparticles targeted with CAQK and control peptide CGGK in brain injuries)