Natural Products, Amino Acids and Peptide Chemistry

The ability to form peptide bonds to bind amino acids together is more than 100 years old, though the first peptides to be synthesized, including oxytocin and insulin, did not occur for another 50-60 years, demonstrating the difficult task of chemically synthesizing amino acid chains. Over the last 50 years, advances in the chemistry and methods of protein synthesis have developed to the point where peptide synthesis is a common approach in even high-throughput biological research and product and drug development. The benefit of peptide synthesis techniques today is that in addition to being able to create peptides present in biological specimens, ingenuity and innovation can be tapped to generate new peptides to maximize a desired biological response or other result. This page highlights the important aspects of peptide synthesis, the most popular synthesis and purification methods, as well as the strengths and shortcomings of the strategies involved.



  • Biosynthetic Mechanisms
  • Prostaglandins and Steriods
  • Alkaloids and Terpenes
  • Synthesis of Amino Acids
  • Peptides & Proteins
  • The Primary Structure of DNA
  • The Secondary & Tertiary Structures of DNA
  • RNA and Protein Synthesis
  • Isolation and Structural elucidation of Natural Products            
  • α-Amino Acids    
  • Reactions of Amino Acids    
  • Synthesis of Amino Acids    
  • Peptides & Proteins    
  • The Primary Structure of Peptides    
  • Secondary & Tertiary Structure of Large Peptides and Proteins    
  • Peptide Synthesis

Market Analysis: Despite the COVID-19 dilemma, the global market for Natural and Organic Skin Care Products is expected to increase at a CAGR of 10.9 percent from 2020 to 2027, from an anticipated US$ 5.1 billion in 2020 to US$ 10.6 billion by 2027. According to the latest analysis by Reports and Data, the global peptide synthesis market is estimated to reach USD 516.75 million in 2028, with a CAGR of 6.4 percent over the forecast period. Major factors driving market revenue growth are increasing use of peptides in pharmaceutical drugs, rise in research activities and availability of funding for R&D, and development of advanced technological peptide synthesizers.

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