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Peptides: Their role in epigenetic processes

Jelena Miladinović-Delić, founder and the director of Beauty Core, looks at the potential peptide molecules offer, in particular where fine cellular and molecular mechanisms are used to regulate gene expression

Anti-ageing initiatives, aiming to interfere with the biological ageing process, have attracted much attention through history. With the improvement and wide accessibility of healthcare as well as an increase in wealth of the general population, the expectations and the demand for anti-ageing actives can only be expected to rise in the future.

A number of different types of peptides have been available and used to formulate skin care products, supporting anti-ageing claims. In our daily lives, we encounter the terms ‘protein’ and ‘peptide’ sometimes being used interchangeably. However, we might be uncertain whether these terms refer to the same or different structures.

Are there any significant differences between protein and peptide molecules? What can we expect in terms of the behaviour of peptide molecules?

Proteins are complex organic compounds, made from a number of amino acids, with high molecular mass. They are unstable

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