primary structure


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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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This allows the supporting fixing brackets for these panels to be very economic, since no secondary structure is necessary between primary structure and facade.
Highlight areas where the primary structures differ (amino acids nos.
This indicates that C&C resistance of the compound will improve with primary structure and [N.
The two antibodies that were chosen were a monoclonal antibody specific for an epitope in the mid portion of the cTnI primary structure (residues 8791, cell line 8E10; HyTest), and a peptide affinity-purified goat polyclonal antibody specific for residues 20-39 (Bio Pacific).
The first magnitude, known as the protein's secondary structure (the primary structure is the amino acid sequence itself), refers to the orientation of the amino acids along an imaginary, straight central axis.
The primary structure consists of a reinforced concrete skeleton construction, Which surrounds a curtain, Non-ventilated faade made of clinker masonry.
Composite materials make up 50 percent of the primary structure of the 787, including the fuselage and wing, helping to make the Dreamliner 20 percent more fuel efficient than the airplane it replaces.
Alcan Global ATI and Bombardier, one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers, have entered into a long-term agreement for the exclusive supply of AIRWARE(TM), Alcan's advanced aluminum-lithium alloy technology, to provide primary structure for the all-new CSeries aircraft.
A Neath Port Talbot council spokeswoman said yesterday: "A structural assessment has confirmed very severe damage has resulted to the building fabric and primary structure of the pool hall.
Your students should realize that the primary structure of the DNA molecule is shown by the sequence of nitrogen bases on the cords, thus the colors.
Primary structure and functional expression of a cDNA encoding the thiazide-sensitive, electroneutral sodium-chloride cotransporter.