Teixobactin is a newly discovered natural occurring antibiotic peptide. Teixobactin is a newly discovered antibiotic peptide identified from soil samples using isolation chip (iChip, Ichip, or ichip) technology. In recent years, researchers developed the iChip technology to allow for the… Read More ›
Peptides – a collection of words, nouns and terms to review – natural peptides, synthetic peptides, peptide mimics, artificial peptides, modified peptides and more.
WHAT ARE PEPTIDES? Peptides are macro molecules that contain amino acid monomers linked together by peptide (amide) bonds. The covalent bonds are formed when the carboxyl group of one amino acid reacts with the amino group of another. Peptides are… Read More ›
Peptide mimics useful for the modulation of protein and receptor signaling and subsequent gene expression By Klaus D. Linse Synthetic peptides that specifically bind to proteins such as cytokines, protein hormones, and nuclear hormone receptors offer an alternative approach to… Read More ›
Can synthetic peptides prevent HIV infections? Weiguo Shi’s group at the Department for Medicinal Chemistry at the Beijing Institute of Pharmacology & Toxicology thinks so. The group designed artificial peptides with the goal to prevent infection by the HIV virus… Read More ›