Funding for this research was provided by:
University Postgraduate Award
Perron Institute Fundraising Committee
Received: 6 June 2019
Accepted: 1 July 2019
First Online: 17 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Approval for the use of E18 Sprague-Dawley rat embryos for isolation of cortical tissue was obtained by the University of Western Australia Animal Ethics Committee (RA/3/100/1432).
: Not applicable.
: B.P. Meloni and N.W. Knuckey are named inventors of several patent applications (Provisional Patents: 2013904197; 30/ 10/2013 and 2014902319; 17/6/2014 and PCT/ AU2014/050326; 30/10/2104) regarding the use of arginine-rich peptides as neuroprotective agents. The other authors declare they have no conflict of interest.