Researchers develop fast, efficient way to build amino acid chains

A team including, from left, postdoctoral researcher Ziyuan Song, professor Jianjun Cheng and graduate students Tianrui Xue and Lazaro Pacheco, developed a new method that streamlines the construction of amino acid building blocks that can be used in a multitude of industrial and pharmaceutical applications. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer
 
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Researchers develop fast, efficient way to build amino acid chains
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Researchers develop fast, efficient way to build amino acid chains
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Scientists often build new protein molecules by stringing groups of amino acids together. These amino acid chains, called polypeptides, are the building blocks needed in drug development and the creation of new biomaterials.