Amino Acids

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 45–57 | Cite as

Nucleobase-containing peptides: an overview of their characteristic features and applications

  • Giovanni N. Roviello
  • Ettore Benedetti
  • Carlo Pedone
  • Enrico M. Bucci
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Nucleobase Peptide Nucleopeptide Nucleic acid 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni N. Roviello
    • 1
  • Ettore Benedetti
    • 2
  • Carlo Pedone
    • 1
  • Enrico M. Bucci
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Biostrutture e BioimmaginiConsiglio Nazionale delle RicercheNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of Scienze Biologiche sez. BiostruttureUniversità degli Studi di Napoli ‘Federico II’NaplesItaly

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