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.
This allowed us to deduce the complete primary structure of human prepepsinogen A (total 403 residues), composed of a 15-residue signal sequence, a 62-residue prosequence and a 326-residue enzyme.
The sequence/alignment viewer shows the primary structure of both proteins.
This indicates that C&C resistance of the compound will improve with primary structure and [N.sub.2]SA values of carbon black (ref.
Primary structure of the membrane and nucleocapsid protein genes of feline infectious peritonitis virus and immunogenicity of recombinant vaccine viruses in kittens.
It is generally believed that the primary structure responsible for the generation of tinnitus is the cochlea.
(3) noted that the N-terminal portion appeared to be as stable as the 30-110 fragment, probably a result of the primary structure rather than protective association with troponin C.
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.
Main features: the contract includes: - restoration of the josette baril tribune following a fire - reinforcement of the primary structure - replacement of the secondary structure - partial replacement of the roof
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.
The 787 is the world's most technologically advanced airplane with composite materials making up 50 percent of the primary structure by weight, including the fuselage and wing.