Peptides fulfill a variety of well characterized cellular and intracellular functions in both humans and animals. They influence most physiological processes by acting as hormones, neurotransmitters, agonists, growth factors, or toxins. So, not quite surprisingly, peptides have a wide range of applications. Here are some stunning examples:
One approach of how to use peptides from spider venoms is their use as insecticides. Insect pests are a vast threat to crops worldwide. In nature, spiders prey on insects using their venom to kill or paralyze the insect. Spider venom peptides are now being investigated as potential sources of bio-insecticides. We have the potential to build a new generation of environmentally friendly and highly specific insecticides as alternatives to agrochemicals.
Another fascinating application of spider venom peptides is drugs. Spider venoms are conservatively predicted to contain more than 10 million bioactive peptides, making them a valuable resource for drug discovery. Some of these peptides are being used as leads for the development of therapeutics against a wide range of health conditions including cardiovascular disorders, chronic pain, and inflammation. Biosynth peptides derived from spiders are SNX 482 (Cat. No. Y-100027) and omega-Agatoxin IVA (Y-100003). Charybdotoxin (Y-100060), Chlorotoxin (Y-100059), and Iberiotoxin (Y-100036) are examples of scorpion peptide toxins.
However, it is not only our creeping animal friends that have useful peptides. Peptides found in humans are also the subject of intensive studies for potential therapeutic use.
As an example, Ghrelin (Cat. No. Y-100005) is a growth hormone formed predominantly in the human gastrointestinal tract. Grehlin acts as an appetite enhancer and is one of the regulators for food intake. Its role is examined in connection with physiological conditions such as obesity, depression, stress or alcohol addiction.
Sincalide (Biosynth Cat. No. Y-100023).
Small peptides consisting of at most 10 amino acid residues are termed oligopeptides. Sincalide is one example of a neurotransmitter oligopeptide. After injection Sincalide causes contraction of the gallbladder and pancreas. Therefore, it is used today as a diagnostic tool to examine the function of these organs and the intestinal tract.
Biosynth's Selection of Peptides
We are now offering 63 bio-active peptides for research and biotechnology. This includes oligopeptides and polypeptides derived from the genes of humans and other mammals as well as spiders, snakes, scorpions etc.To see our list of peptides, please visit Biosynth’s Peptides Product Website here.
Additional Biosynth Peptides Service
Our specialized peptide laboratory is capable of synthesizing peptides in amounts up to hundreds of grams. If you are looking for a peptide that is not included in this list, please feel free to send your inquiry to us.
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