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Advances in Peptide Chemistry and Medicinal Application


Peptide chemistry has made many important contributions to the field of medicine. This thematic series highlights some of these advances with papers covering all areas of peptide chemistry that have implications for medicine, ranging from peptide synthesis and chemical ligation, through to medicinal applications like vaccines and tissue engineering.

Editors: Prof Yasuhiro Nishiyama, Prof Gisbert Schneider, Prof Paul Wrede


  1. Review

    Development of a method for environmentally friendly chemical peptide synthesis in water using water-dispersible amino acid nanoparticles

    Due to the vast importance of peptides in biological processes, there is an escalating need for synthetic peptides to be used in a wide variety of applications. However, the consumption of organic solvent is e...

    Keiko Hojo, Asaki Hara, Hiroyuki Kitai, Mare Onishi, Hideki Ichikawa, Yoshinobu Fukumori and Koichi Kawasaki

    Chemistry Central Journal 2011 5:49

    Published on: 25 August 2011

  2. Review

    Development of a novel DDS for site-specific PEGylated proteins

    Because of the shifted focus in life science research from genome analyses to genetic and protein function analyses, we now know functions of numerous proteins. These analyses, including those of newly identif...

    Yasuo Yoshioka, Shin-ichi Tsunoda and Yasuo Tsutsumi

    Chemistry Central Journal 2011 5:25

    Published on: 12 May 2011