Application of Phage Display for Ligand Peptidomics to Identify Peptide Ligands Binding to AQP2-Expressing Membrane Fractions

  • Byung-Heon Lee
  • Tae-Hwan Kwon
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1023)


In vitro phage display represents an emerging and innovative technology for the rapid isolation of high-affinity peptide ligands. Phage display technologies using phages comprising a vast library of peptides have become fundamental to the isolation of high-affinity binding ligands for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, e.g., ligand proteomics, discovery of novel protein–protein interactions, antibody engineering, targeted delivery of therapeutic agents, and development of imaging probes. This chapter describes the procedures for phage display selection of peptide ligands that selectively bind to aquaporin-2-expressing membrane fractions of rat kidney.

Key words

Aquaporin Collecting duct Ligand peptidomics In vitro phage display Vasopressin 



This study was supported by National Research Foundation grant funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), Korea (2010-0008225 and 2010-0019393).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Byung-Heon Lee
    • 1
  • Tae-Hwan Kwon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, School of MedicineKyungpook National UniversityTaeguSouth Korea

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