oligopeptide

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oligopeptide

(ˌɒlɪɡəʊˈpɛptaɪd)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem a peptide comprising a small number of amino acids
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After the diffusion, insulin is degraded to oligopeptides and amino acids by the action of insulin protease.
Because smaller molecular size leads to higher diffusion rates, shorter oligopeptides are theoretically advantageous in cell-to-cell signaling over larger proteins.
This genus shows an ample metabolic diversity and a wide range of biotechnological applications (Fonseca, Heinzle, Wittmann, & Gombert, 2008), such as the production of enzymes, ribonucleotides, oligosaccharides, oligopeptides, heterologous protein, aromatic compounds, ethanol and biomass for the food industry (Van Ooyen et al.
We suggest a phosphorylation chemistry that could have given rise, all in the same place, to oligonucleotides, oligopeptides, and the cell-like structures to enclose them," said study senior author Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy, associate professor of chemistry at TSRI.
In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics [9] defined partially hydrolysed formulas as those that contain oligopeptides with a molecular weight generally <5 kDa, extensively hydrolysed formulas as containing only peptides that have a molecular weight <3 kDa and free amino acid-based formulas as peptide-free mixtures of essential and non-essential amino acids.
PPIases catalyze the cis -trans isomerization of proline imidic peptide bonds in oligopeptides and accelerate the folding of proteins.
25] have concluded that endogenous proteinases are primarily responsible for proteolysis during sausage fermentation by causing a generation of large-sized peptides which are, in turn, degraded to oligopeptides and then to free amino acids.
The plasma levels of free hydroxyproline (Hyp) and hydroxyproline in the form of oligopeptides, mainly proline-hydroxyproline, were determined by a chemical colorimetric method using a commercial kit (Hydroxyproline Detection Kit) in accord with the manufacturer's instructions.
Different kinds of biomolecules (from oligopeptides and oligonucleotides to small drugs) will be tethered to the activated surface according to the desired functionality.
1993 "Di-tripeptides and oligopeptides are taken up via distinct transport mechanisms in Lactococcus lactis.
Corn steep liquor is an agricultural by-product of maize gluten which is a cheap and organic nitrogen source that rich in amino acids, oligopeptides, vitamins and nucleotides [23].