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July 01, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 13)

Rediscovering Therapeutic Peptides

Bioavailability, Manufacturing, and Regulatory Issues Look Increasingly Tractable

  • Therapeutic peptides constitute an unusual drug category. Although most therapeutic peptides are synthetic, their molecular weights are well above those of small-molecule drugs, but well below those of proteins. Like other peptides, therapeutic peptides use amino acid building blocks. Despite the nearly limitless combinatorial possibilities in constructing peptides ...

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