During the last three decades or so, many efforts have been made to study the protein cleavage
sites by some disease-causing enzyme, such as HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) protease
and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) coronavirus main proteinase. It has become increasingly
clear via this mini-review that the motivation driving the aforementioned studies is quite wise,
and that the results acquired through these studies are very rewarding, particularly for developing peptide
Keywords: HIV, SARS, protein cleavage sites, lock and key, induced fit theory, rack mechanism, peptide drugs.
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