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pep·tide

 (pĕp′tīd′)
n.
Any of various natural or synthetic compounds containing two or more amino acids joined by peptide bonds that link the carboxyl group of one amino acid to the amino group of another.


pep·tid′ic (-tĭd′ĭk) adj.
pep·tid′i·cal·ly adv.

peptide

(ˈpɛptaɪd)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any of a group of compounds consisting of two or more amino acids linked by chemical bonding between their respective carboxyl and amino groups. See also peptide bond, polypeptide

pep•tide

(ˈpɛp taɪd)

n.
a compound containing two or more amino acids in which the carboxyl group of one acid is linked to the amino group of the other.
[1905–10; pept (ic) + -ide]

pep·tide

(pĕp′tīd′)
A chemical compound that is composed of a chain of two or more amino acids and is usually smaller than a protein. Some hormones and antibiotics are peptides.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peptide - amide combining the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another; usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of protein
amide - any organic compound containing the group -CONH2
fibrinopeptide - peptide released from the amino end of fibrinogen by the action of thrombin to form fibrin during clotting of the blood
polypeptide - a peptide containing 10 to more than 100 amino acids
endorphin - a neurochemical occurring naturally in the brain and having analgesic properties
Translations

peptide

[ˈpɛptaɪd]
npeptide m
modif
peptide bond → liaison f peptidique
peptide chain → chaîne f peptidique

peptide

[ˈpɛptaɪd] npeptide m
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Bradykinin (BK) is a low molecular weight nonapeptide that exerts powerful effects on different pathophysiological conditions.
Sometimes oxytocin is referred to as a nonapeptide, since nona means "nine.
The C-terminal nonapeptide of mature chemerin activates the chemerin receptor with low nanomolar potency.
2-6) Oxytocin is the nonapeptide released from posterior pituitary gland and is released in large amounts after distension of the cervix and vagina during labor.
Primary structure and pharmacological activity of a nonapeptide related to neuromedin U isolated from chicken intestine.
7) AVP, a nonapeptide, also known as antidiuretic hormone, derives from a larger 164-amino acid precursor peptide (preprovasopressin) consisting of a signal peptide, AVP, neurophysin II and copeptin (Figure).
The neurohypophysial hormone Oxytocin (OT), a small nonapeptide, has a long established role at the moment of birth, providing uterine contractions and milk ejection (Russell & Leng, 1998).
It is the immunodominant nonapeptide derived from the extracellular domain of the HER2 protein, a well-established target for therapeutic intervention in breast carcinoma.
Thymulin (formerly called serum thymic factor) is a nonapeptide hormone secreted by human thymic epithelial cells and is essential for T-cell differentiation.
Based on these observations, a novel recombinant gliadin-analogous fusion peptide (GAF), consisting of two nonapeptide components expressed in trimeric form (3X), was created (Figure 3).