Dictionary » D » Disulphide bridge

Disulphide bridge

Definition

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.


Supplement

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


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 03:54, 18 April 2009. This page has been accessed 5,511 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link