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Offline Quantumcat

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what is the name for a chain of amino acids?
« on: 26/04/2003 06:41:58 »
Someone asked me, I've forgotten, I was sure there was a name for them when they're just a chain fresh out of a ribosome but not yet tangled into a protein. Is there really a name for it? Perhaps I am deluding myself? I am sure I remember there being a name ... hrm
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Re: what is the name for a chain of amino acids?
« Reply #1 on: 26/04/2003 07:25:12 »
It's a polypeptide. The bonds between the amino acids are called peptide bonds.
 

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Re: what is the name for a chain of amino acids?
« Reply #2 on: 26/04/2003 09:30:25 »
yay! that is exactly the word I was after ^_^
 

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