peptide linkage

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Noun1.peptide linkage - 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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It may pass through the hydrolysis of peptide linkage, carboxylation, hydroxylation or protein crosslinking.
(B) is the peptide linkage which is a chemical bond that helps hold the amino acid chains together while giving strength and elasticity to the hair.
In PNA's the sugar and phosphate linkages are replaced by a biologically stable peptide linkage. The neutral linkage of the PNA's can provide PNA-based antisense drugs with attractive pharmacological properties such as a higher binding affinity, increased biostability, and a longer duration of action.