Definition of Peptide bond

1. Noun. The primary linkage of all protein structures; the chemical bond between the carboxyl groups and amino groups that unites a peptide.

Exact synonyms: Peptide Linkage
Generic synonyms: Bond, Chemical Bond

Definition of Peptide bond

1. Noun. (chemistry) An amide bond formed between the amino and carboxyl functional groups of separate amino acids ¹

2. Noun. (biochemistry) The primary linkage of amino acids in proteins ¹

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Medical Definition of Peptide bond

1. The amide linkage between the carboxyl group of one amino acid and the amino group of another. The linkage does not allow free rotation and can occur in cis or trans configuration, the latter the most common in natural peptides, except for links to the amino group of proline, which are always cis. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peptide Bond

peptic digestion
peptic gland
peptic ulcer
peptic ulcer perforation
peptic ulceration
peptidase D
peptidase P
peptide N-alpha acetyltransferase
peptide antibiotic lactonase
peptide bond (current term)
peptide bonds
peptide chain
peptide chain elongation
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peptide chain termination
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peptide deformylase
peptide elongation factor tu
peptide elongation factors
peptide hormone inactivating endopeptidase
peptide hydrolases
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Literary usage of Peptide bond

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"A peptide bond is formed between the a- amino group of the incoming ... Finally, the active site responsible for the formation of the peptide bond—the ..."

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