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Specificity of Peptides

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Science  01 Aug 1958:
Vol. 128, Issue 3318, pp. 238-240
DOI: 10.1126/science.128.3318.238

Abstract

The data now at hand show that specificity among biologically active peptides is probably not as exquisite as might have been deduced from experiences with some of the water-soluble vitamins. It is plain that a given biological effect can be evoked by peptides which differ considerably. It is likewise plain that the effect cannot be evoked by a number of other peptides. There is apparently some specificity, but more is involved than that incorporated in the classical view.

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