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Cyclic Peptides as Chemical Probes

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Akane Kawamura



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by Royal Society of Chemistry, 2020.

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Cyclic peptides are an exciting class of compounds that are currently under-exploited as chemical probes. Recent advances in peptide chemistry, screening and sequencing technologies have enabled efficient generation and screening of natural-product like cyclic peptide libraries to identify high-affinity and -selectivity ligands against targets of interest, providing new opportunities for chemical probes development, including for challenging targets. In this chapter, we review the recent advances in the cyclic peptide technologies and provide examples where cyclic peptides have been used to study the biology of their targets.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Serrano L, Roper G, Kawamura A

Editor(s): Paul Brennan, Saleta Vazquez Rodriguez

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: The Discovery and Utility of Chemical Probes in Target Discovery

Year: 2020

Pages: 100-123

Print publication date: 26/11/2020

Acceptance date: 23/05/2020

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

Place Published: Cambridge


DOI: 10.1039/9781839160745

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781788015899