alexa The use of phage display peptide libraries for basic and translational research.


Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Author(s): Brissette R, Goldstein NI

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Abstract Phage display is a molecular technique, whereby genes are displayed in a functional form on the outer surfaces of bacteriophages by fusion to viral coat proteins. The gene product is encoded by a plasmid contained within the virus, which can be recovered and sequenced, linking the genetic information to the function of the protein. Phage display offers a powerful tool for the identification of short peptides or single chain antibodies that can bind and regulate the function of target proteins. One major advantage of phage display lies in its ability to rapidly identify target-specific peptides with pharmacological activity as agonists or antagonists. This article was published in Methods Mol Biol and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

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