Commercial applications of peptides
Peptides are naturally synthesized assemblies constructed from amino acids into chains
The body generates peptides to perform various biological functions such as curing, fight infection and inflammation and reconstruct tissues. Because of the many possible structural combinations of the constituent amino acids, peptides are extensively used in medicine and cosmetic industry
Products marketed as anti-aging creams encompass a variation of peptides. A protein known as Collagen, gives skin its elasticity. Although the skin contains plenty of collagen but the production diminutions with age. They produce more collagen hence more elasticity and fewer wrinkles. These are the best anti aging creams that are helping millions of people to fight aging and to remain younger for longer years with these creams.
Body scans work by sending dyes through the bloodstream when they interact with certain tissues they produce fluorescence. Peptides, are drawn to acidic and hypoxic tissues, which characterize tumor and inflammation sites. Specific peptides in the fluorescing material, produce magnitudes five times superior than in control experiments lacking peptides. Thus, peptide synthesis incorporated dyes provide physicians a new weapon for the detection of cancer even at early stages.
The 0-calorie sweetener found in many beverages is a manufactured peptide. Aspartame is formed when aspartic acid and phenylalanine are fused together, forming a dipeptide bond that is 200 times sweeter than sugar.
Body produces antibodies to fight the ambient microbes corresponding to sun damage, injury or acne lesions on the skin. Lesions provide an opening for such an invasion. The body recognizes the lesions and overflows the area with white blood cells and antimicrobial peptides. So, topical application of externally produced specific peptides are efficient as fast-acting antibiotics, even against drug-resistant bacteria, because they actually damage the cell wall of the invading pathogen.