UNIT 18.12 Storage and Handling Guidelines for Custom Peptides

  1. Amanda Turner,
  2. Katy Radburn-Smith,
  3. Adeel Mushtaq,
  4. Linda Tan

Published Online: 1 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/0471140864.ps1812s64

Current Protocols in Protein Science

Current Protocols in Protein Science

How to Cite

Turner, A., Radburn-Smith, K., Mushtaq, A. and Tan, L. 2011. Storage and Handling Guidelines for Custom Peptides. Current Protocols in Protein Science. 64:18.12:18.12.1–18.12.7.

Author Information

  1. thinkpeptides, ProImmune Ltd, Oxford, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: APR 2011


Synthetic custom peptides offer a rational, scalable, and ever more affordable approach for exploring protein-protein interactions or even more complex phenomena, such as immune responses directed against specific epitopes. As the use of such peptides increases, it becomes increasingly important to consider all relevant factors when designing and using peptides. This unit aims to provide guidelines for the storage and handling of custom peptides, to enable the user to achieve optimal results when using peptides in their experiments. It also discusses the implications of the presence of certain amino acids in the peptide sequence and suggests design considerations to help achieve desired outcomes. Curr. Protoc. Protein Sci. 64:18.12.1-18.12.7. © 2011 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • peptide;
  • custom peptide;
  • storage;
  • solubility;
  • concentration;
  • aliquot;
  • design;
  • purity