In continuation with my previous posts here and in skin deep, let me add few more things I found recently.
|Peptide Synthesis Deprotection (Photo credit: Beige Alert)|
OK, now I am going to do something here that I rarely ever do on my blogs: I am going to shamelessly self promote me without actually giving away much information. My plan is to get noticed by the cosmetic tycoons and make some money out of this incessant babbling about beauty peptides :-)
|English: Example of mechanism of direct penetrating peptide (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The most commonly occurring tetra peptide in collagen is in fact GXXG and PXXP the commonest being GPPG.
The commonest tetra peptide repeats were GERG, GEKG, GFPG, GENG, GPRG, GHRG.
This is what terapeptide-21 is based on and there is nothing new till here.
But here comes the most surprising part!
The highest scoring short peptide of probable biological (signal) function does not belong to the above list!!
Hey, Do I hear my phone ringing?????