Diseased-cell secreted proteins/peptides offer several leads in biomarker development. Blood is a rich and universal source of biomarkers because of its proximity to all cells in the body. However, important physiological and practical aspects need consideration before serum peptidomics is effectively applied in a clinical, and later bedside, setting.
Protein & Peptide Letters publishes short papers in all important aspects of protein and peptide research, including structural studies, recombinant expression, function, synthesis, enzymology, immunology, molecular modeling, drug design etc. Manuscripts must have a significant element of novelty, timeliness and urgency that merit rapid publication. Reports of crystallisation, and preliminary structure determinations of biologically important proteins are acceptable. Purely theoretical papers are also acceptable provided they provide new insight into the principles of protein/peptide structure and function.