The Power of Peptides: The Precision Molecules of Life

John Catanzaro
11 min readDec 30, 2020

2021 John A. Catanzaro, CEO of Neo7Logix

More Powerful Than DNA

One of the most potent discoveries that have changed the course of science and have affected every aspect of life on this planet is DNA discovery. DNA was first identified in the late 1860s by Swiss chemist Friedrich Miescher. In the decades following Miescher’s discovery, other scientists — notably, Gregor Mendel, Albrecht Kossel, Walter Sutton, Theodor Boveri. Phoebus Levene and Erwin Chargaff — carried out a series of research efforts that revealed additional details about the DNA molecule, including its primary chemical components and how they joined. Without the scientific foundation provided by these pioneers, Watson, Crick, Wilkins, and Franklin may never have reached their groundbreaking conclusion of 1953: that the DNA molecule exists in the form of a three-dimensional double helix.

Though DNA and RNA are powerful discoveries and both essential to life, there is a far more complex arrangement of molecular networking that coordinates every form of energy. Peptides, polypeptides, proteins, genes are terms that we may all be familiar with and are the essential programming features integrated into every living thing. An intricate network of continual evolutionary adaptation that codes, recodes, edits, re-edits, assembles, and self-assembles to coordinate the unseen world’s higher processes.

Self-Assembly A Vital Process

Self-assembly is a vital force of nature. The self-assembly process of the peptide chains is dynamic — reassembly repeatedly occurs in a self-healing manner. The interactions that happen to reassemble peptide structures include van der Waals forces, ionic bonds, hydrogen bonds, and hydrophobic forces. These forces also facilitate the molecular recognition function that the peptides encompass.

Polypeptides are self-assembly sequences that are elementary in the architecture of proteins and are pivotal in protein-protein interactions (PPIs).

An in-depth study of any gene/protein construct reveals the lattice of amino acids involved in the intricate polypeptide assembly’s existing engineering. Our current understanding of Genes is that they code for self-assembly polypeptides and are called protein-coding genes. However, not all genes determine self-assembly polypeptides. The challenges to existing gene/protein theory are; is the gene coding for the…

John Catanzaro

John A. Catanzaro is CEO of Neo7logix, a bioscience company that designs precision and personalized treatment designs.