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African medicine-cyclotides as an aid during child birth

African medicine-cyclotides as an aid during child birth   Oldenlandia affinis was used by native women in the Zaire as an aid during childbirth. A tea was made of the leaves and imbibed during labour. Cyclotides are plant-derived peptides of approximately 30 … Continue reading

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History of Cyclotides

Cyclotides are head-to-tail cyclic peptides in plants Cyclotides are plant-derived peptides of approximately 30 amino acids. They have the characteristic structural features of a head-to-tail cyclized backbone and a cystine knot arrangement of their three conserved disulfide bonds. Their unique … Continue reading

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