Design and Application of Synthetic Peptides
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine
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Grant, G. A. 2006. Design and Application of Synthetic Peptides. Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
A peptide consists of two or more amino acids linked together by amide bonds. Synthetic peptides are peptides that have been produced with organic, synthetic techniques to either mimic naturally occurring peptides or segments of naturally occurring proteins, or to interact in a specific manner with biological systems. Synthetic peptides are important molecules for biomedical research and medicinal chemistry that are useful for understanding biological systems and that have important applications in the development of vaccines and therapeutic agents and the process of de novo drug discovery.
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