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Recent Peptide Research and News

Wilson Lab

Backbone N-Methylation

Reflecting recent work in the Wilson, Woolfson, and Karamanos Labs

A significant challenge in chemical biology is to understand and modulate protein–protein interactions, PPIs. Given that many PPIs involve a...


Kodadek Lab

Macrocyclic Peptides

Reflecting recent work in the Kodadek Lab

Macrocyclic peptides, MPs, are a class of compounds that have been shown to be particularly well suited for engaging difficult protein targets. However, their utility...


Checco Lab

Peptide Receptors

Reflecting recent work in the Checco Lab

Peptide–receptor interactions play critical roles in a wide variety of physiological processes. Methods to link bioactive peptides covalently to unmodified receptors...


Horne Lab

Backbone Modification

Reflecting recent work in the Horne Lab

Targeted protein backbone modification can recreate tertiary structures reminiscent of folds found in nature on artificial scaffolds with improved biostability...


Jackson Lab

Site-Specific Probes

Reflecting recent work in the Jackson, Otting, and Nitsche Labs

Proteins produced with leucine analogues, where CH2F groups substitute specific methyl groups, can readily be probed by 19F NMR spectroscopy...


Morinaka Lab

Triceptide Biocatalysts

Reflecting recent work in the Morinaka Group

Triceptides are a class of ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides defined by an aromatic C(sp2) to Cβ(sp3) bond...


Sawyer Lab

Ephrin Receptors

Reflecting recent work in the Sawyer Lab

Ephrin, Eph, receptors are the largest family of receptor tyrosine kinases. Interactions between Eph receptors and their membrane-bound ephrin protein ligands are...


Hartrampf Lab

Lasso Peptides

Reflecting recent work in the The Hartrampf Lab

As the chemical space of MccJ25 analogues accessible through purely biological methods is also limited, researchers in the Hartrampf Lab propose a hybrid approach...


Rubini Lab

Antifungal Resistance

Reflecting recent work in the Rubini and Murphy Labs

The pursuit of novel antifungal agents is imperative to tackle the threat of antifungal resistance, which poses major risks to both human health and to food security...


Yang Lab

Custom Click Biochemistry

Reflecting recent work in the Yang, Lin, and Guo Labs

The development of oligomeric glucagon-like peptide-1, GLP-1, and GLP-1-containing coagonists holds promise for enhancing the therapeutic potential of the GLP-1-based drugs...


Sexton Lab

CGRP-Responsive Receptor

Reflecting recent work in the Sexton and Wootten Labs

Inhibition of calcitonin gene-related peptide, CGRP, or its cognate CGRP receptor, CGRPR, has arisen as a major breakthrough in the treatment...


Zondlo Lab

Proline Conformation

Reflecting recent work in the Zondlo Lab

Using Dfp, researchers in the Zondlo lab at the University of Delaware, published in Biochemistry, discovered that the stable polyproline II helix, PPII...


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Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Washington

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Scripps Research

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