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  • Researchers develop fast, efficient way to build amino acid chains

    Researchers developed a new method that streamlines the construction of amino acid building blocks that can be used in a multitude of industrial and pharmaceutical applications. 

    A team including, from left, postdoctoral researcher Ziyuan Song, professor Jianjun Cheng and graduate students Tianrui Xue and Lazaro Pacheco, developed a new method that streamlines the construction of amino acid building blocks that can be used in a multitude of industrial and pharmaceutical applications. 

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Jianjun Cheng, call 217-244-3924; email jianjunc@illinois.edu
    The paper “Synthesis of polypeptides via bioinspired polymerization of in situ purified N-carboxyanhydrides” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1901442116