Associations to the word «Peptide»


PEPTIDE, noun. (biochemistry) A class of organic compounds consisting of various numbers of amino acids in which the amine of one is reacted with the carboxylic acid of the next to form an amide bond.
PEPTIDE, noun. (biochemistry) The peptide bond itself.
PEPTIDE BOND, noun. (chemistry) An amide bond formed between the amino and carboxyl functional groups of separate amino acids
PEPTIDE BOND, noun. (biochemistry) The primary linkage of amino acids in proteins
PEPTIDE BONDS, noun. Plural of peptide bond
PEPTIDE CHAIN, noun. (biochemistry) a chain of amino acids, linked by peptide bonds, that forms the 'backbone' of proteins
PEPTIDE CHAINS, noun. Plural of peptide chain
PEPTIDE NUCLEIC ACID, noun. (biochemistry) A synthetic organic polymer similar to DNA or RNA; the sugar backbone of nucleic acids is replaced by N-(2-aminoethyl)-glycine linked through peptide bonds - considered a possible precursor to RNA

Dictionary definition

PEPTIDE, noun. Amide combining the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another; usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of protein.

Wise words

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