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Design and Application of Synthetic Peptides

Proteins, Peptides and Amino Acids

  1. Gregory A. Grant

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527600906.mcb.200300140

Reviews in Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine

Reviews in Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine

How to Cite

Grant, G. A. 2006. Design and Application of Synthetic Peptides. Reviews in Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine. .

Author Information

  1. Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • Peptide Bond;
  • Peptide;
  • Residue;
  • Epitope