The use of therapeutic peptides to target and to kill cancer cells.

  title={The use of therapeutic peptides to target and to kill cancer cells.},
  author={Rebecca J. Boohaker and Michelle W Lee and Priya S Vishnubhotla and Jose Manuel Perez and Annette R. Khaled},
  journal={Current medicinal chemistry},
  volume={19 22},
Peptide therapeutics is a promising field for emerging anti-cancer agents. Benefits include the ease and rapid synthesis of peptides and capacity for modifications. An existing and vast knowledge base of protein structure and function can be exploited for novel peptide design. Current research focuses on developing peptides that can (1) serve as tumor targeting moieties and (2) permeabilize membranes with cytotoxic consequences. A survey of recent findings reveals significant trends… CONTINUE READING
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