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To protect themselves against nasties like the chytrid fungus, frogs secrete antimicrobial peptides, essentially an immune system for the outside of the body.
Control blood sugar and blood pressure: Research has shown that bioactive peptides in salmon proteins may help keep these numbers in check.
Rammensee confirmed that the university’s lab sometimes produces peptide vaccines for physicians at local private clinics.
Rich in peptides, five forms of Vitamin C, and firming cucumber extract, this new hydrating eye cream immediately brightens and, over time, strengthens the delicate skin around the eyes.
In the course of about four hours, the strong alkaline base breaks down everything but the skeleton into the original components that built it: sugar, salts, peptides, and amino acids.
New formulas like Caudlie's Premier Cru Rich Cream and Royal Fern's Phytoactive Anti-Aging Rich Cream are concentrated versions of their less intensive predecessors, infusing high levels of hyaluronic acid peptides to provide extra moisture.
The properties of copper peptides are now even being applied to hair.
On top of firming wrinkled skin, the peptides in Matrixyl 3000 are also known to reduce that redness and puffiness brought on by inflammation, as well as stimulate collagen production.
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Origin and Etymology of peptide
First Known Use: 1906See Words from the same year
medical Definition of peptide
peptidicplay \pep-ˈtid-ik\ adjective
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