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Photoswitchable Isoprenoid Lipids Enable Optical Control of Peptide Lipidation.
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Temperature-Responsive Nano-Biomaterials from Genetically Encoded Farnesylated Disordered Proteins.
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A closer look at alcohol-induced changes in the ghrelin system: novel insights from preclinical and clinical data.
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MALDI-MS Analysis of Peptide Libraries Expands the Scope of Substrates for Farnesyltransferase.
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Ghrelin octanoylation by ghrelin O-acyltransferase: protein acylation impacting metabolic and neuroendocrine signalling.
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Engineering reversible cell-cell interactions using enzymatically lipidated chemically self-assembled nanorings.
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Protein Farnesyltransferase Catalyzes Unanticipated Farnesylation and Geranylgeranylation of Shortened Target Sequences.
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Ghrelin Signaling: GOAT and GHS-R1a Take a LEAP in Complexity.
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The ghrelin O-acyltransferase structure reveals a catalytic channel for transmembrane hormone acylation.
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