Special Issue "Chemical Protein and Peptide Synthesis"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2012).
2. CIBER-BBN (Networking Centre on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine) and Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: all aspects of the synthesis of peptides and their application in therapy
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Interests: asymmetric catalysis; peptide chemistry and mass spectrometry
Today, almost hundred peptides and proteins are in the pharmaceutical world market, and much more are in several clinical phases. Although in the past the pharmaceutical industries had reduced their interest in peptide and protein research, the last decades they rekindled the interest in those chemical entities, due to novel strategy developments, advances in the areas of formulation, enhanced drug delivery technologies, and most importantly to the current chemical technological accomplishments. The objective of this Special Issue of Molecules is to highlight the last breakthroughs in the Chemical Synthesis of Peptides and Proteins.
Prof. Dr. Fernando Albericio
Dr. Thavi Govender
- convergent synthesis
- chemical ligation
- coupling reagent
- protecting group
- solid phase synthesis
- solid support