Protein engineering strategy for the stabilization of HIV-1 α-helical peptides
Many disease-relevant protein-protein interactions (PPIs) contain an alpha helix and helical binding cleft at their interface. Disruption of these interactions with helical peptide mimics is a validated therapeutic strategy. However, short peptides typically do not fold into stable helices, which significantly lowers their in vivo stability. Researches have reported methods for helical peptide stabilization but, these approaches rely on laborious, and often expensive, chemical synthesis and purification. The research I have preformed aims to stabilize disease-relevant helices through protein ...
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