By G. C. Barrett
This article is meant for undergraduate and starting graduate scholars in chemistry and biochemistry learning amino acids and peptides. The authors be aware of amino acids and peptides with out specific discussions of proteins, whereas giving the entire crucial history chemistry, together with series decision, synthesis and spectroscopic equipment. The process is meant to motivate the reader to pass classical limitations whereas gaining an figuring out of protein habit on a molecular point. The e-book comprises chapters at the organic roles of amino acids, in addition to a piece on enzyme-catalyzed synthesis of peptides, with appropriate examples, a space usually missed in texts describing peptide synthesis. this contemporary textual content could be of price within the amino acid, peptide and protein box, to complicated undergraduates, graduate scholars and learn employees.
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Aliphatic hydroxy and side-chain amide groups). The properties of peptides also depend on the same factors, but it must be remembered that, in a linear peptide containing n amino-acid residues, all but one ␣-amino group and one ␣carboxy group are incorporated into neutral peptide and amide bonds. In a cyclic peptide, there are no free ␣-amino or ␣-carboxy groups. Moreover, some peptides contain groups such as carbohydrate, phosphate ester, lipids and porphyrins that further modify physical properties.
J. (1993) Inorg. , 33, 4221. 1 Introduction: the main conformational features of amino acids and peptides This topic has been thoroughly developed insofar as the conformational behaviour of amino acids and peptides in aqueous solutions is concerned. The main driving force for conformational studies has been the pharmaceutical interest in the interactions of biologically active amino acids and peptides with tissue, particularly with cell receptors. The solid-state behaviour of amino acids and peptides, though less relevant in the pharmaceutical context, has not escaped investigation.
Amino Acids and Peptides (1998) by G. C. Barrett