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Peptide chemistry revolution

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ANNA MARIA PAPINI
Member of Chimica Oggi/Chemistry Today’s Scientific advisory board

Peptides represent a very attractive and interesting class of molecules, which stand out for adaptability to a large number of scientific applications. The field of application of peptides is so wide that is generally indicated with “peptide science”, a privilege that peptides can share with few other molecules. Peptide science is more and more emerging as a complex and interdisciplinary field, which is not only restricted to basic researches but is finally finding its place also in the development of therapeutics, diagnostics, and nanotechnologies. In fact nowadays, peptides are not exclusively used to mimic and study the activity of proteins but they are exploited in many different fields of application because of their modular structure and of their amino acid composition