Gut Absorption of Constrained Peptides for Local and Systemic Targeting (2023–2026)

Aims: This project aims to investigate how peptides are absorbed across the intestinal wall and distributed to organs and fluids in a rodent model by combining bio-analysis and pharmacokinetics with high-resolution microscopy and imaging. Significance: This project expects to generate the most comprehensive survey to date of the pathways and mechanisms of peptide absorption, biodistribution and immune cell targeting, by implementing innovative approaches. Expected Outcomes: Expected outcomes include significant new knowledge and a new multi-disciplinary platform for measuring peptide absorption. Benefits: This should provide significant benefits by informing the future design of peptides for supplements, therapeutics and carriers.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council