The application of custom peptides is broad and diverse. In some fields, you will find them being applied extensively to include medical research and formulation studies amongst other commercial uses. Most peptide synthesis companies will make them available in solution or powder forms.
The purpose of custom peptide synthesis is geared towards producing research grade peptides. The process of synthesis involves the modification of the peptides so that they can conform to specific therapeutic and diagnostic usage as required. The process of peptide synthesis mainly involves two processes, which include the liquid and the solid phase. The first process is used when very short dipeptide synthesis is involved, while the second one is ideal when large scale production of synthetic peptides is involved.
Users or researchers in need of synthesized peptides can search for them based on their specific needs. For instance, it is possible to order desired peptides from very small amounts up to larger quantities such as kilograms or even tons if you so desire. The priority of most reputable peptide synthesis companies, however, is to provide quality as opposed to quantity. They want to produce products that are biologically active.
Some of the common applications of peptide synthesis include but are not limited to the following:
- Receptor characterization
- Epitome mapping
- Protease assays
- Biological effect measurements
- Receptor-ligand interaction
- Production of antibodies
- Protein-function structure analysis
It is advisable to ensure proper handling and storage of peptide as described by the manufacturer. The delivery for most peptides are always in the lyophilized salts with free carbon molecules and amino acids. When you receive your shipment, it should be stored within the recommended temperature so that they remain stable for a long time. Poor handling can contaminate the peptides and you may not get very good results with contaminated peptides.