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A novel synthetic approach to alternating peptides

Polypeptide with a repeating sequence has attracted particular attention as a promising candidate of innovative structural materials. Fibrous proteins such as fibroin, collagen, and elastin are the representative class among natural polypeptides with specific repeating sequence. For

Discovery of prostate cancer-specific peptides using bacterial viruses

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death among American men. Although chemotherapy has been widely used for prostate cancer treatment, it is not specific to cancer cells. As a

Targeting invasive fungi with the silver-bullet peptide

The incidence of resistance to antibiotics from infections is rising with new therapies and strategies required. One recent approach has been to combine antimicrobial silver and antibiotics such as vancomycin to combat infections. However, since antibiotics and

Trapping copper with peptides to diminish metal-related toxicity in Alzheimer’s disease

Metals are essential in many life processes and, as such, all organisms including our body have developed mechanisms for their uptake and tight regulation to achieve a normal functioning. Failure of these mechanisms is reflected in the