Peptide bond

Peptide bond

Amino acids that make up proteins are bound by peptide bonds.

Chemistry

Keywords

peptide bond, amide bond, dipeptide, tripeptide, polypeptide, protein, C-terminus, N-terminus, amine group, carboxyl group, amino acid, glycine, alanine, organic side chain, water release, spatial structure, protein synthesis, enzyme, organic chemistry, biochemistry, chemistry

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Amino acids

Amino acids are the monomers of proteins.

Secondary structure of proteins

Polypeptide chains are composed of amino acids and can appear in alpha-helix or beta-sheet form.

Structure of proteins

The structure and arrangement of polypeptide chains affects the spatial structure of proteins.

Alanine (C₃H₇NO₂)

A non-polar amino acid. L and D molecules are mirror images of each other.

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Polymerised ethylene is known as polyethylene, a type of plastic.

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