Stabilized helical peptides: A strategy to target protein-protein interactions

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Protein-protein interactions are critical for cell proliferation, differentiation, and function. Peptides hold great promise for clinical applications focused on targeting protein-protein interactions. Advantages of peptides include a large chemical space and potential diversity of sequences and structures. However, peptides do present well-known challenges for drug development. Progress has been made in the development of stabilizing alpha helices for potential therapeutic applications. Advantages and disadvantages of different methods of helical peptide stabilization are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)838-839
Number of pages2
JournalACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 14 2014


  • protein-protein interactions
  • stabilized peptide
  • α helix


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