polypeptide chain


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polypeptide chain

a sequence of AMINO ACIDS joined together by PEPTIDE BONDS, forming a PROTEIN, the sequence being determined by the order of bases along the POLYNUCLEOTIDE CHAINS of DNA, in the form of a GENETIC CODE. See PROTEIN SYNTHESIS for details.
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The bead represents the first amino acid of the growing polypeptide chain.
Molecular weght estimation of polypeptide chains by electrophoresis in sodium dodecyl sulphate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis.
Vitamin C plays a critical role in the formation of procollagen's polypeptide chains as well as its final conversion into collagen.
At right, is a schematic diagram of various cross-linkages between the polypeptide chains in hair.
Stryker Corporation (Kalamazoo, MI) has patented (1) osteogenic devices comprising a matrix containing substantially pure natural-sourced mammalian osteogenic protein; (2) DNA and amino acid sequences for novel polypeptide chains useful as subunits of dimeric osteogenic proteins; (3) vectors carrying sequences encoding these novel polypeptide chains and host cells transfected with these vectors; (4) methods of producing these polypeptide chains using recombinant DNA technology; (5) antibodies specific for these novel polypeptide chains; (6) osteogenic devices comprising these recombinantly produced proteins in association with an appropriate carrier matrix; and (7) methods of using the osteogenic devices to mimic the natural course of endochondral bone formation in mammals.
It is a fibrillar collagen comprised of 3 polypeptide chains (alpha-chains), which form a unique helical structure.
For 11 years he had been trying to unravel the problem of how polypeptide chains coil up into hemoglobin molecules.
Detroit, MI) has patented a yeast expression system which allows for the inclusion of a plurality of (up to three) modular expression cassettes which may encode multiple polypeptide chains of a heterologous multi-domain protein on a single plasmid (Twin Cassette).
The nature of Bence Jones protein: chemical similarities to polypeptide chains of myeloma globulins and normal gamma globulins.