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pri·mar·y struc·ture

in a macromolecule, the sequence of subunits that make up that macromolecule; for example, the amino acid sequence of a protein.

primary structure

n.
The linear sequence of amino acids in a protein or of nucleotides in a nucleic acid.

primary structure

  1. the linear sequence of amino acids in a POLYPEPTIDE CHAIN.
  2. the NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE in nucleic acids.
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Because the overall secondary structure is functionally important for the ribosome, and because two complementary changes in primary sequence are required to maintain a stem structure, it has been proposed that the stems should be treated differently in phylogenetic analysis than the less-constrained loops (Dixon & Hillis 1993).
Use of resequencing microarrays to detect single nucleotide polymorphisms and generate primary sequences enables identification of genetic variants and provides valuable epidemiologic information that is critical for outbreak surveillance.
Thousands of antibodies can be arrayed to recognize the primary sequence for identifying specific gene products from tissue lysates or biological fluids.
4) of the primary sequence of the glycosylated hCG[beta]cf polypeptide ([beta]6-[beta]40) from the mass ([[M+H].
TABLE 57 GLOBAL PRIMARY SEQUENCE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 2007 - 2014 ($MILLION)
93: Primary sequence databases market by region, 2007-14 ($m) 124
DNA microarrays exploit primary sequence data to measure transcript levels and detect sequence polymorphisms, for every gene, simultaneously.
The service is based not only on primary sequence and 3D structure, but also incorporates any other additional information about the protein of interest from publicly available sources, and the experience and knowledge of ProImmune's expert team to provide an intelligent consensus prediction to identify potential epitopes in a protein of interest.
Comparison of the Bdr putative [ILLEGIBLE TEXT] sequences from the Lyme disease spirochetes with those from the relapsing fever indicates that, while there is conservation in physical properties, there is essential of primary sequence.
GeneFormatics' proprietary technology allows rapid determination of inexact models of a protein's three-dimensional structure from the primary sequence.
This discovery clearly illustrates how pathogens (which contain no primary sequence homology with host proteins) can craftily subvert the host's own signaling machinery within the cell by mimicking host proteins.