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Another unexpected finding, says Tainer, is that peptide bonds, the backbone of the amino-acid chains, also interact with water molecules in the groovesas much as or even more than the most water-loving side chains.
Also, a series of biochemical experiments had demonstrated the role of certain amino-acid side chains in strong peptide binding and immune-system response.
In the April 14 SCIENCE, other researchers reported using a similar technique to insert amino-acid analogs into the enzyme beta-lactamase.
Other scientists, at the Laboratory for Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England, and at Genentech in South San Francisco, have used similar techniques to determine the amino-acid structure of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor.
This manufacturing method enables the production of not only dipeptides and oligopeptides, but also peptides including non-native types of amino-acid, so this method is a highly advantageous method.