• J. Stenesh


In the first half of the 19th century, the Dutch chemist Gerardus Mulder was investigating the properties of substances extractable from both animal and plant tissues. He found these to contain carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen and believed them to be “without doubt the most important of the known substances in living matter, and without them life would be impossible on our planet.” In 1838, at the suggestion of the Swedish chemist Ws Jakob Berzelius, Mulder named these substances “proteins” (from the Greek, meaning “first” or “foremost”).


Disulfide Bond Polypeptide Chain Peptide Bond Globular Protein Cyanogen Bromide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Stenesh
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  1. 1.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

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