amino-acid sequence The sequence of amino acid residues in a polypeptide chain that represents the primary structure of a protein. This sequence is unique to each protein and influences the protein's secondary, tertiary, and quaternary structures.
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Primary Structures , There are four recognized levels of protein structure: primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary. The primary structure refers to the amino acid s… Aspartic Acid , aspartic acid (aspartate) (ă-spar-tik) n. see amino acid. aspartic acid (aspartate) A non‐essential amino acid. aspartic acid An aliphatic, acidic, p… Unsaturated Fatty Acids , polyunsaturated fatty acids Long‐chain fatty acids containing two or more double bonds, separated by methylene bridges: —CH2—CH=CH—CH2—CH=CH—CH2—. un… Glutamic Acid , glutamic acid A non‐essential amino acid; it is acidic since it has two carboxylic acid groups; its amide is glutamine. See also monosodium glutamate… Carboxylic Acid , Carboxylic acids are chemical compounds that contain a carboxyl group , which is -COOH. The carboxyl group is attached to another hydrogen atom or to… Arachidonic Acid , arachidonic acid A polyunsaturated fatty acid, CH3(CH2)3(CH2CH:CH)4(CH2)3COOH, that is essential for growth in mammals (see eicosanoid). It can be sy…
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