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Unprotected Peptides

Ring-closing metathesis, RCM, is an attractive reaction for the preparation of artificially designed peptides. Until now, RCM has been used for fully...

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Octreotide Analogs

Somatostatin, SS, is a cyclic tetradecapeptide able to inhibit the release of growth hormone, GH, mainly through the binding to two G‐protein coupled...

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Roads to Rome

Ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides, RiPPs, are ubiquitous natural products. Bioactive RiPPs are produced from a precursor...


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Killing of Glioblastoma

There is significant current interest in identifying new combination therapies that synergize to treat disease, and it is becoming increasingly...

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Enzyme Sequestration

Liquid-like droplets of biomacromolecules are emerging as a fundamental mechanism of cellular signaling, but designing synthetic mimics to form such...

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Short Peptides

Helical secondary and tertiary motifs are commonly observed as binding epitopes in natural and engineered protein scaffolds. While several strategies...

Recent FASEB News


The FASEB Science Policy Committee met recently and the following are two items of potential interest to APS members:

FASEB Submits Testimony to Congress on FY 2020 Funding for Research Agencies

FASEB Statement on Bipartisan Effort to Increase the Budget Caps

Murray Goodman Memorial Prize


Inaugurated in 2007 in honor of the Biopolymers Founding Editor, the Murray Goodman Memorial Prize recognizes outstanding accomplishments in one or more of the areas of biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, biophysics or chemical biology.

The deadline to submit nominations is August 19th, 2019.  Please send nominations to the Editor-in-Chief of Biopolymers, Dr Hilary J. Crichton (hcrichton@wiley.com).

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