Using the ribosome to synthesize peptidomimetics.

Research paper by Roger M RM Freidinger

Indexed on: 01 Jan '09Published on: 01 Jan '09Published in: F1000 biology reports


Peptidomimetic research is an approach to identify peptide-based drugs designed to mimic structural, conformational, and biological properties of peptides while overcoming their limitations, such as protease instability and poor cell penetration. With recent advances in ribosomal synthesis of peptides containing unnatural amino acids, this technology appears suitable for preparing large structurally diverse libraries of peptidomimetics for drug discovery screening.