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Protease Inhibitors

Protease Inhibitors

Aberrant levels of cathepsin L (Cts L), a ubiquitously expressed endosomal cysteine protease, have been implicated in many diseases such as cancer and diabetes...

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Antibacterial Hydrogels

Antibacterial Hydrogels

Herein, it is demonstrated that a peptide derived from mussel foot protein-5, a key protein in mussel adhesion, displays antibacterial properties, a yet unreported...

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Protein Interactions

Protein Interactions

In plants, transcription of selfish genetic elements such as transposons and DNA viruses is suppressed by RNA-directed DNA methylation...

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Protein Mimic

Protein Mimic

Members of the Arora lab constructed a synthetic Sos protein mimic that engages the wild-type and oncogenic forms of nucleotide-bound Ras and modulates downstream kinase signaling...

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Rippled β-Sheet Motif

Rippled β-Sheet Motif

In this conspectus, the authors give an overview of the early history of the rippled β-sheet and provide a detailed structural description/definition of this motif...

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Cyclic Peptides

Cyclic Peptides

Despite recent success in computational design of structured cyclic peptides, de novo design of cyclic peptides that bind to any protein functional site remains difficult...

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Ion Channels

Ion Channels

The design of peptides that assemble in membranes to form functional ion channels is challenging. Specifically, hydrophobic interactions must be...

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B-cell Epitope

B-cell Epitope

Herein, researchers in the Kaumaya lab describe a novel PD-1 B-cell peptide epitope vaccine (amino acid 92–110; PD1-Vaxx) linked to a measles virus fusion peptide...

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Peptide Cancer Vaccines

Peptide Cancer Vaccines

In this article, Professor Pravin Kaumaya reviews his lab's approaches and strategies that focus on B-cell epitope cancer vaccines...

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New APS Members

New APS Members

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Our Journal

Volume 113, Issue 4, July 2021

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.

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