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  • Writer's pictureStefan Hartmann, PA-C

What Are Peptide Therapeutics?

Peptide therapies are a quickly evolving therapeutic area of medicine with wide-ranging impacts on clinical care and patient health.

Peptides are of particular interest as therapeutic drugs because the body naturally produces many different peptides, this means they are relatively well-tolerated as therapeutics and have fewer side effects.

The majority of naturally occurring peptides bind to cell surface receptors triggering intracellular responses. With over 7,000 peptides that occur naturally in the body, this represents a wide pool of peptides and functions to work with.

Naturally occurring peptides have many different functions from hormones, growth factors, neurotransmitters and more. Therefore, the use of peptides as therapeutics provides a method of targeting a wide range of cells and manipulating their response.

Through cell signaling amino acid sequences, the targeted use of peptides has the potential to rewrite bodily chemistry relationships and build towards regenerative health.