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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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This peptide is BCM-7 and is also an opioid peptide.
Dynorphin is an endogenous opioid peptide with a high affinity for the kappa-opioid receptor and its up-regulation in the spinal cord coincide whit an elevation in pain thresholds in rats during pregnancy and parturition (BRADSHAW et al.
Likewise, rubiscolin-6, a delta opioid peptide, is known to possess actions on anxiety via sigma-1 receptors (Hirata et al.
Some in vivo and in vitro studies show that the endogenous opioid peptide (morphine) inhibits the reproductive function acting via the CNS.
Specific receptor for the opioid peptide dynorphin: Structure-activity relationships.
Like other dairy products, cheese contains casein, a substance that when digested by humans, breaks down into several chemicals, including casomorphine, and opioid peptide.
They include data from the four week observation period following one single administration of NP2, delivering Enkephalin, an opioid peptide, specifically to nerves experiencing pain.
Brain has high densities of opioid receptors and opioid peptide.
Doctors at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London tested the urinary opioid peptide levels in 223 boys five to eleven years old.
These opioid peptide-containing vesicles often are found in the same axon terminals with the smaller diameter, small molecule-containing vesicles, and thus many neurons have the capacity to release both small molecule and opioid peptide neurotransmitters (Kandel et al.
The endogenous opioid peptide family pronociceptin system is comprised of peptides that are derived from pro-hormone, which act on opioid receptorlike receptors (ORL).