peptide bond


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peptide bond

n.
The chemical bond between carboxyl groups and amino groups of neighboring amino acids, forming an amide group and constituting the primary linkage of all protein structures.

peptide bond

n
(Biochemistry) biochem a chemical amide linkage, –NH–CO–, formed by the condensation of the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another
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Noun1.peptide bond - the primary linkage of all protein structures; the chemical bond between the carboxyl groups and amino groups that unites a peptide
bond, chemical bond - an electrical force linking atoms
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Tell the students, "Never break these peptide bonds.
The five-member team, led by Professor Kimitsuna Watanabe, showed the catalytic ability of RNA through experiments recreating the formation of peptide bonds -- linkages between amino acids, or protein building blocks -- using a type of RNA without the help of proteins.
Glossary Di-peptides: Two amino acids connected with a peptide bond, generated in the process of protein degradation in the body, and finally used as amino acids.
The single tryptophan of Cro F58W is preceded by a cis-prolyl peptide bond in the native structure, Upon refolding a hyper fluorescent species is formed which decays with a rate characteristic of proline isomerization.
Nylon and protein were chosen as components due to their similar chemical structure -- a common peptide bond that joins repeating units within their structures in the following sequence:
In the 1970s, a few visionary chemists, including Clifford Leznoff from York University, realized that in addition to peptide bond formation, polymer supports were suitable for a wide variety of other chemical reactions [4].
In preliminary experiments, researchers already have made catalytic antibodies that repair DNA damage caused by exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation, break the peptide bond between two specific amino acids or transform one end of a linear molecule into a ring structure.
On a weight basis, hexaglycine had higher reactivity, but this is explained by a lower mass per amino acid residue, and per mole of peptide bond, it had a reactivity similar to that of albumin.
Sigma-Aldrich's new Protease Finder identifies individual proteases that can be used to cleave a distinct peptide bond within the researchers protein or peptide sequence.