Glycyl chain --> a chain
a polypeptide component of insulin containing 21 amino acyl residues, beginning with a glycyl residue (NH2-terminus); insulin is formed by the linkage of an a chain to a b chain by two disulfide bonds; the amino-acid composition of the a chain is a function of species.
Synonym: glycyl chain.
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... are the unit molecular building blocks of proteins. A protein is a chain of amino acids in a certain sequence. Twenty main types of amino acid ... - COO- N-terminus C-terminus Animo acids --> amino acid residues (Glycyl-valyl-leucyl-alanyl-alanyl-aspartyl- etc.) Blocking groups: N-terminus ...
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