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The eleven-year switch of peptide aptamers

Pierre Colas

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Station Biologique, CNRS, UPS 2682, Place Georges Teissier, 29280 Roscoff, France

Journal of Biology 2008, 7:2  doi:10.1186/jbiol64

Published: 31 January 2008


Peptide aptamers are combinatorial recognition proteins that were introduced more than ten years ago. They have since found many applications in fundamental and therapeutic research, including their recent use in microarrays to detect individual proteins from complex mixtures.