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Tripeptide Glycyl-L-histidyl-L-lysine (GHK) is a naturally occurring tripeptide that was initially isolated in the human serum [1] at a concentration of 200 ng/mL and was later isolated in the saliva and urine [2]. GHK is a matrix-derived tripeptide which may originate from several extracellular matrix macromolecules. It spontaneously forms a high-affinity tripeptide- Cu+2 complex with one Cu+2 (II) ion, forming GHK-Cu.

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Anastassakis, K. (2022). Copper Tripeptides . In: Androgenetic Alopecia From A to Z . Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-08057-9_22

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