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Peptide Technology


While peptides are naturally-occurring, there are synthetic peptides that can trigger pharmacological effect of proteins or organic compounds. Peptides are responsible for regulating a variety of cell functions, including metabolism, digestion, respiration, and immune response. In addition, peptides have quickly become some of the most sought-after ingredients in skincare. Modifications introduced via rational design have led to improved physicochemical and pharmacological properties of therapeutic peptides.

Peptide vs Protein Peptides received research interest initially because of the search for small protein fragments with retained biological functionality. A peptide can be synthesized from the constituent amino acids linked together in a chain-like structure. Being largely two dimensional in structure, it is presumably more stable than its three-dimensional counterpart. The smaller molecular size may actually facilitate its transport and distribution in the biological system.

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