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Related to polypeptide: Polypeptide chain


A peptide, especially one composed of 10 or more amino acids.


(Elements & Compounds) any of a group of natural or synthetic polymers made up of amino acids chemically linked together; this class includes the proteins. See also peptide


(ˌpɒl iˈpɛp taɪd, -tɪd)

a chain of amino acids linked together by peptide bonds and having a molecular weight of up to about 10,000.
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Noun1.polypeptide - a peptide containing 10 to more than 100 amino acids
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"
peptide - amide combining the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another; usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of protein


[ˌpɒlɪˈpɛptaɪd] npolipeptide m
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The two protein bands were observed in sterile HCF collected from camel (195 and 141kDa), cattle (27 and 18 kDa), buffalo (43 and 27kDa) and human being (30 and 21kDa), whereas only one polypeptide band found in sheep (123kDa) and goat (78kDa).
Thus, this polypeptide was subjected to N-terminal amino acid sequence analysis, which showed that the 38-kDa protein is in fact the flagellin structural protein, which is highly homologous to other bacterial flagellins.
Louis, MO, USA) and polypeptide analyses and immunodetection assays were conducted as described for insect cells (4,57).
Alethia Biotherapeutics Inc, a privately held pre-clinical stage biotechnology company, announced yesterday that it has received a notice of allowance in the United States for a 'composition of matter' patent entitled, 'Polynucleotides and Polypeptide Sequences involved in the Process of Bone Remodelling'.
The ORF could encode a polypeptide of 1,689 amino acids, with a predicted molecular weight of 187,194.
penetrans also reacted with a similar Triton X-114-extracted polypeptide from the HF-1 isolate; and 4) HF isolates exhibited typical morphologic features of M.
M2 EQUITYBITES-July 24, 2012-Alethia Biotherapeutics Inc receives notice of allowance for patent named 'Polynucleotides and Polypeptide Sequences involved in the Process of Bone Remodelling'(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
Also described are related nucleic acids encoding NRG1 polypeptides; NRG1 polypeptides; antibodies that bind to NRG1 polypeptides; methods of diagnosis of susceptibility to schizophrenia; assays for agents that alter the activity of NRG1 polypeptide or which identify NRG1 binding agents, and the gents or binding agents identified by the assays; NRG1 therapeutic agents, including the NRG1 nucleic acids, NRG1 polypeptides, or agents that alter the activity of an NRG1 polypeptides; pharmaceutical compositions comprising the NRG1 therapeutic agents; as well as methods of therapy of schizophrenia.