Beta-homo-amino acids are analogs of standard amino acids in which the carbon skeleton has been lengthened by insertion of one carbon immediately after the acid group. They can be incorporated by solid phase peptide synthesis into bioactive peptides. This can enhance the pharmacological properties of the peptides. Increased biological half-life is one common effect. Increased potency, increased selectivity and reduced toxicity may also result from the inclusion of beta-homo amino acids.
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