American Peptide Society

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Ghost Peptides

Ghost Peptides

A major hurdle in chemical biology is the delivery of native proteins into the cytosol of mammalian cells. Published in ACS Chemical Biology, and presented...

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Roads to Rome

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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Platinum Nanoparticles

Platinum Nanoparticles

Hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC, is the sixth most frequent cancer and the second leading cause of death from cancer worldwide. Sorafenib is the most commonly used FDA‐approved systemic...

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Ice Nucleators

Ice Nucleators

In a manuscript published in Langmuir, Yuki Kamijo and Ratmir Derda from the, University of Alberta, describe a screening system that employs the difference...

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Short Peptides

Short Peptides

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

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Octreotide Analogs

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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Hydrophobic Moieties

Hydrophobic Moieties

Trans amide bonds and fast cis–trans isomerization of Xaa-Pro bonds are crucial for the stability and folding rate of collagen, the most abundant protein in mammals...

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Unprotected Peptides

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 or partially protected...

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Enzyme Sequestration

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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Young Investigator

Young Investigator

Sheherazade Jekhmane from Utrecht University is one of the winners of the 2019 Young Investigators Oral Presentations Award, presented at this year's American Peptide Society Symposium in Monterey, CA...

Young Investigator

Young Investigator

Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States and opioid addiction is driving this epidemic. On average, 130 Americans die every day from an overdose of opioids...

Our Journal

Volume 111, Issue 6, November 2019

The aim of Peptide Science is to publish significant original research papers and up-to-date reviews covering the entire field of peptide research. Peptide Science provides a forum for papers covering all aspects of peptide synthesis, materials, structure and bioactivity, including the use of peptides in exploring protein functions and protein-protein interactions.