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Peptides: Biological Activities of Small Peptides

  1. Amram Mor

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001329

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How to Cite

Mor, A. 2001. Peptides: Biological Activities of Small Peptides. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

Peptides consist of two or more amino acids linked by covalent bonds. They exert a wide range of specific functions as chemical messengers, hormones, intracellular and intercellular mediators and highly specific stimulators and inhibitors.

Keywords:

  • neuropeptides;
  • hormones;
  • inhibitors;
  • antibiotics;
  • chemical synthesis