The application of custom peptide is wide and varied. In some fields, you will find them being applied extensively, including medical research, and formulation studies amongst various other commercial uses. Most peptide synthesis companies will make them available in solution or powder forms.
The purpose of custom peptide synthesis is aimed at producing research grade peptides. The process of synthesis involves the modification of the peptides so that they can conform to a specific desired therapeutic and diagnostic use. The process of peptide synthesis mainly involves two processes, and these include the liquid and the solid phase. The first process is used when very short dipeptide synthesis is involved while the second one is ideal when large scale production of synthetic peptides is involved.
Users or researchers in need of synthesized peptides can search for them based on their specific needs. For instance, it is possible to order desired peptides from very small amounts, to even kilograms or in tons, if you so desire. The priority of most of the reputable peptide synthesis companies, however, is to provide quality as opposed to quantity. They desire to produce products that are biologically active.
Some of the common applications of peptide synthesis include but are not limited to the following:
- Receptor characterization
- Epitome mapping
- Protease assays
- Biological effect measurements
- Receptor-ligand interaction
- Production of antibodies
- Protein-function structure analysis
It is advisable to ensure proper handling and storage of peptides as described by the manufacturer. The delivery for most peptides are generally in lyophilized salts, with free carbon molecules and amino acids. When you receive your shipment, it should be stored in the recommended temperature so that they remain stable for a long time. Poor handling can contaminate the peptides and you may not get very good results with contaminated peptides.