Research Highlights

Breakthrough for peptide medication

Cyclic hexapeptide in its bioactive form with the integrin-binding tripeptide sequence arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (Image: Michael Weinmueller / TUM)

The “Holy Grail” of peptide chemistry: Making peptide active agents available orally

[21.02.2018] Peptides, short amino acid chains that control many functions in the human body, represent a billion-dollar market, also in the pharmaceutical industry. But, normally these medications must be injected. A research team led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now determined how peptides can be designed so that they can be easily administered as a liquid or tablet. [more...]