Definition of Peptides

1. Noun. (plural of peptide) ¹

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Definition of Peptides

1. peptide [n] - See also: peptide

Medical Definition of Peptides

1. Any member of a class of compounds of low molecular weight which yield two or more amino acids on hydrolysis. Formed by loss of water from the nh2 and cooh groups of adjacent amino acids, they are known as di-, tri-, tetra- (etc.) peptides, depending on the number of amino acids in the molecule. Peptides form the constituent parts of proteins. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Peptides

peptide linkage
peptide map
peptide mapping
peptide neurotransmitter
peptide nucleic acid
peptide peptidohydrolases
peptide permease
peptide phi
peptide receptor
peptide synthases
peptide synthetase
peptide t
peptide termination factors
peptide yy
peptides (current term)
peptidoglycan synthetase

Literary usage of Peptides

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"1977; p-EP-like peptides. Weber et al. 1979). In studies using Under basal conditions, the major- in vitro incubation systems, the same ity of the ..."

2. Sensor Systems for Biological Agent Attacks: Protecting Buildings and by Bmed, National Research Council (U.S.), ebrary, Inc (2005)
"In addition, as with proteins and peptides, aptamers can easily be attached to ... peptides Antibodies are large proteins that bind the target molecules, ..."

3. A Textbook of Organic Chemistry by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1921)
"peptides or poly-peptides: These are not really proteins at all but are compounds of definitely known constitution and which may also be formed by joining ..."

4. Contrasts in Scientific Style: Research Groups in the Chemical and by Joseph S. Fruton (1990)
"peptides, Peptones and Proteins In a letter to Baeyer dated 5 December 1905, Emil Fischer wrote to his former teacher as follows: On January 6th I will ..."

5. Principles of Biochemistry for Students of Medicine, Agriculture and Related by Thorburn Brailsford Robertson (1920)
"We will revert in more detail to this question in a later chapter (Chapter X). THE OCCURRENCE OF peptides AMONG THE PRODUCTS OF PROTEIN HYDROLYSIS. ..."

6. Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics by Herbert Swift Carter, Paul Edward Howe, Howard Harris Mason (1921)
"(c) peptides.—Definitely characterized combinations of two or more amino-acids, the carboxyl group of one being united with the amino group of the other ..."

7. Cord Blood: Establishing a National Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bank Program by Emily Ann Meyer, Kristine M. Gebbie, Kathi E. Hanna (2005)
"The amino terminal residues of the MHC-encoded polypeptides form two alpha helices and a beta sheet, creating a groove that binds peptides. ..."

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