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ChiroBlock GmbH, Germany

Contract research on chemical syntheses and research chemicals. Since 1999 we have been a reliable partner of research departments serving the life-science industries and companies engaged in cosmetics, new materials, sensors - with a demand of new molecules and / or exclusively developed synthesis more

Bachem AG, Switzerland

Bachem is a listed technology-based company focused on peptide chemistry. The company provides a full range of services to the pharma and biotech industries. It specializes in the development of innovative, efficient manufacturing processes and the reliable production of peptide-based active pharma more

PAN-Biotech GmbH, Germany

We produce and distribute a broad variety of products for cellular culture such as serum, mediums and growing factors as well as polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies and specific products for molecular biology. more

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Huge Metabolic Pathways Poster for Download, Interactive Viewing or to Hang up on Wall

In the online version, all metabolites, enzymes, and selected pathways are searchable and interactive. more

News Amino Acids

  • Love is in the air: Sexual arrousal can be determined from breath

    More blood flow to the genitals, an increased pulse and dilated pupils: These physical characteristics reveal that a person is sexually aroused. But lust can also be detected in the breath, as a study of an international research team has now shown. According to the study, a characteristic signature more

  • Tumors on withdrawal: Amino acid deficiency shrinks childhood tumors

    Certain childhood tumors have an extreme need for amino acids. Scientists at the Hopp Children's Cancer Center Heidelberg (KiTZ), the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the University of Heidelberg, and HI-STEM gGmbH have now discovered the molecular mechanisms underlying this and how the cancer more

  • How life came to Earth

    Researchers from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy have discovered a new clue in the search for the origin of life by showing that peptides can form on dust under conditions such as those prevailing in outer space. These molecules, which are one of the more

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A Brief Guide to the Twenty Common Amino Acids

The proteins that make up living organisms are huge molecules, but they’re composed of tinier building blocks, known as amino acids. There are over 500 amino acids found in nature, yet, of these, the human genetic code only directly codes for 20. Every protein in your body is made up of some linked more

Aspartame, The Artificial Sweetener

There’s no shortage of material when it comes to aspartame research – the FDA has described it as one of the most studied food additives currently approved. We’re talking a huge number of studies, more than 500, so you’d justifiably think that this is an issue that the research can weigh in on prett more

Monosodium Glutamate

Monosodium glutamate, or MSG for short, has long been the villain of the food supplement world. In the UK, Chinese takeaways proudly display ‘No MSG’ signs beside their counters, and many websites will purport to tell you ‘the truth about MSG’. Numerous studies have been carried out examining the ef more

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Amino acid

Amino acid is one of the standard amino acids. In chemistry , an amino acid is a molecule that contains both amine and carboxyl functional group s. In biochemistry , this term refers to alpha-amino acids with the general formula H2NCHRCOOH, ... more


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