Disulphide bridge


noun, plural: Disulphide bridges

(chemistry) The S-S linkage, i.e. between two sulfur atoms, that forms during the cross-linking of amino acids during protein synthesis.


Disulphide bridge is depicted by this general connectivity: R-S-S-R.

Word origin: Greek, dís (twice, double) + sulphide.

Synonym: SS-bond

See also: disulphide bond

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