Nucleobase-containing peptides: an overview of their characteristic features and applications
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- Roviello, G.N., Benedetti, E., Pedone, C. et al. Amino Acids (2010) 39: 45. doi:10.1007/s00726-010-0567-6
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Reports on nucleobase-containing chiral peptides (both natural and artificial) and achiral pseudopeptides are reviewed. Their synthesis, structural features, DNA and RNA-binding ability, as well as some other interesting applications which make them promising diagnostic/therapeutic agents of great importance in many areas of biology and therapy are taken into critical consideration.