Medical Definition of Disulphide bond

1. The S S linkage. A linkage formed between the SH groups of two cysteine moieties either within or between peptide chains. Each cysteine then becomes a half cystine residue. S S linkages stabilise, but do not determine, secondary structure in proteins. They are easily disrupted by SH groups in an exchange reaction and are not present in cytosolic proteins (cytosol has a high concentration of glutathione that has a free SH residue). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disulphide Bond

disulfites
disulfoglucosamine-6-sulfatase
disulfonate
disulfonated
disulfoton
disulfotons
disulfur
disulfuric
disulfuryl
disulfuryls
disulphane
disulphanes
disulphate
disulphates
disulphide
disulphide bond (current term)
disulphide bridge
disulphides
disulphiram
disulphonate
disulphonated
disulphonates
disulphur
disulphuret
disulphurets
disulphuric
disulphuric acid
disunified
disunifies
disuniform

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