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New Insight into Drug Discovery and Development

Peptides are the biomolecules that consist of several amino acid chains linked through peptide bonds. This class of biomolecules is commonly found in living matter, and some of which play an imperative role in their regulation and functional activities. Peptides have been extensively applied in every aspect of human life, including cosmetics, electronics, the food industries, and pharmaceutical fields. Ultimately, peptide commercialization has become a major trend, which has been growing significantly in recent years. Viewed from the scientific perspective described above, the editor believes that the development of peptides in every aspect of human life should be accelerated. As such, this book aims to provide insight and knowledge regarding the current research that has been conducted in this field; hence, this book may encourage the reader to emphasize the importance of peptides in human life and to inspire others to identify the potency of peptides for other applications that still need further exploration. In this book, some of the compelling applications of peptides in biological and health sciences will be introduced. This book comprises an introductory chapter, along with four chapters presented by several prominent scientists who work in the field of peptide research.

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PolypeptideNew Insight into Drug Discovery and DevelopmentEdited by Usman Sumo Friend Tambunan

Published: August 16th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68638

ISBN: 978-1-78923-465-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-464-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-335-2

Copyright year: 2018

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1. Introductory Chapter: Application of Peptides in Biomedical Sciences

By Usman Sumo Friend Tambunan, Mochammad Arfin Fardiansyah Nasution and Ahmad Husein Alkaff


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2. Peptide Presentation Is the Key to Immunotherapeutical Success

By Wiebke C. Abels, Alexander A. Celik, Gwendolin S. Simper, Rainer Blasczyk and Christina Bade-Döding


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3. The Role of Erythropoietin-Derived Peptides in Tissue Protection

By Chao Zhang and Cheng Yang


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4. A Transmembrane Single-Polypeptide-Chain (sc) Linker to Connect the Two G-Protein–Coupled Receptors in Tandem and the Design for an In Vivo Analysis of Their Allosteric Receptor- Receptor Interactions

By Toshio Kamiya, Takashi Masuko, Dasiel Oscar Borroto-Escuela, Haruo Okado and Hiroyasu Nakata


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5. Calcitonin-Related Polypeptide Alpha Gene Polymorphisms and Related Diseases

By Nevra Alkanli, Arzu Ay and Suleyman Serdar Alkanli


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