Chapter 1. Artificial (Pseudo)peptides for Molecular Recognition and Catalysis

  1. Prof. Dr. Thomas Schrader2,3 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Andrew D. Hamilton4
  1. Leonard J. Prins and
  2. Paolo Scrimin

Published Online: 28 OCT 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760572X.ch1

Functional Synthetic Receptors

Functional Synthetic Receptors

How to Cite

Prins, L. J. and Scrimin, P. (2005) Artificial (Pseudo)peptides for Molecular Recognition and Catalysis, in Functional Synthetic Receptors (eds T. Schrader and A. D. Hamilton), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/352760572X.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Philipps-Universität Marburg Fachbereich Chemie, Hans-Meerwein-Strasse, 35032 Marburg, Germany

  2. 3

    Department of Chemistry, Marburg University, Hans-Meerwein-Straße, 35032 Marburg, Germany

  3. 4

    Yale University, Department of Chemistry, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, 225 Prospect Street, P.O. Box 208 107, New Haven, CT 06520, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Via F. Marzolo 1, 35131 Padova, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2005
  2. Published Print: 14 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527306558

Online ISBN: 9783527605729



  • functional synthetic receptors;
  • artificial (pseudo)peptides;
  • molecular recognition and catalysis;
  • synthetic (pseudo)peptide-based supermolecules;
  • from structure to function;
  • combinatorial selection of functional (pseudo)peptides


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Recognition of Biological Targets by Pseudo-peptides

    • Introduction

    • Polyamides as Sequence-specific DNA-minor-groove Binders

    • Peptide Nucleic Acids

    • Protein Recognition by (Pseudo)peptides

  • Synthetic (Pseudo)peptide-based Supermolecules: From Structure to Function

    • Catalytic (Pseudo)peptides

    • (Pseudo)peptides Altering Membrane Permeability

    • Nanoparticle- and Dendrimer-based Functional (Pseudo)peptides

  • Combinatorial Selection of Functional (Pseudo)peptides

  • Conclusions

  • References