Storage and Handling Guidelines for Custom Peptides
Synthetic custom peptides offer a rational, scalable, and ever more affordable approach for exploring protein‐protein interactions or even more complex phenomena, such as immune responses directed against specific epitopes. As the use of such peptides increases, it becomes increasingly important to consider all relevant factors when designing and using peptides. This unit aims to provide guidelines for the storage and handling of custom peptides, to enable the user to achieve optimal results when using peptides in their experiments. It also discusses the implications of the presence of certain amino acids in the peptide sequence and suggests design considerations to help achieve desired outcomes. Curr. Protoc. Protein Sci. 64:18.12.1‐18.12.7. © 2011 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Keywords: peptide; custom peptide; storage; solubility; concentration; aliquot; design; purity
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