1 Peptide-based Drug Design: Here and Now Laszlo Otvos, Jr. 2 Strategies for the Discovery, Isolation, and Characterization of Natural Bioactive Peptides from the Immune System of Invertebrates Philippe Bulet 3 Sequence Analysis of Antimicrobial Peptides by Tandem Mass Spectrometry Christin Stegemann and Ralf Hoffmann 4 The Spot Technique: Synthesis and Screening of Peptide Macroarrays on Cellulose Membranes Dirk F.H. Winkler and William D. Campbell 5 Analysis of Abeta interactions using ProteinChip Technology Eleni Giannakis, Lin-Wai Hung, Keyla Perez Camacaro, David P. Smith, Kevin J. Barnham, and John D. Wade 6 NMR in Peptide Drug Development Jan-Christoph Westermann and David J Craik 7 Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Peptides Jeffrey Copps, Richard F. Murphy, and Sándor Lovas 8 Short Linear Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides - Screening, Optimizing and Prediction Kai Hilpert, Christopher D Fjell, and Artem Cherkasov 9 Investigation of the Mode of Action of Proline-rich Antimicrobial Peptides: Genetic and Cytometric Approaches. Marco Scocchi, Maura Mattiuzzo, Monica Benincasa, Nikolinka Antcheva, Alessandro Tossi, and Renato Gennaro 10 Serum Stability of Peptides Håvard Jenssen and Stein Ivar Aspmo 11 Preparation of Glycosylated Amino Acids Suitable for Fmoc Solid-Phase Assembly Mare Cudic and Gayle D. Burstein 12 Synthesis of O-Phosphopeptides on Solid Phase David Singer and Ralf Hoffmann 13 Peptidomimetics: Fmoc Solid-Phase Pseudopeptide Synthesis Predrag Cudic and Maciej Stawikowski 14 Synthesis of Toll-like Receptor-2 Targeting Lipopeptides as Self-Adjuvanting Vaccines Brendon Y. Chua, Weiguang Zeng & David C.Jackson 15 Synthesis of a Multivalent, Multiepitope Vaccine Construct Laszlo Otvos, Jr. 16 Cysteine-Containing Fusion Tag for Site-Specific Conjugation of Therapeutic and Imaging Agents to Targeting Proteins Marina V. Backer, Zoia Levashova, Richard Levenson, Francis G. Blankenberg, and Joseph M. Backer
Due to their high specificity and low toxicity profile, peptides have once again become central to the development of new drugs. In Peptide-Based Drug Design: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers provide a handbook which offers a selection of research and production tools suitable for transforming a promising protein fragment or stand-alone native peptide into a pharmaceutically acceptable composition. The volume delves into contemporary, cutting-edge subjects such as hit isolation and target validation, computer-aided design, sequence modifications to satisfy pharmacologists, in vivo stability and imaging, and the actual production of difficult sequences. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology(TM) series format, chapters include readily reproducible, step-by-step laboratory protocols, lists of materials, and the Notes section, which highlights tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
Comprehensive and up-to-date, Peptide-Based Drug Design: Methods and Protocols shows its subject to be an independent science on the rise, and provides scientists with a clear, concise guide for continuing this vital research.
Presents full coverage of peptide-based drug development arranged in a sequential order as the leads proceed through the preclinical pipeline
Describes innovative and unusual technologies
Special focus on peptide drugs in infectious diseases
Includes contributions from international leaders in their respective fields
Provides a balance of scientific rigor, potential reproducibility and drug development economics