Abstract

Peptides are formed from two or several amino acids linked by acid amide bonds. Coupling of two amino acids yields dipeptides, of three amino acids tripeptides, etc. Oligopeptides contain up to 10 amino acids, polypeptides 10 to about 100 amino acids. The sequence of amino acids in a peptide is called its primary structure.

Keywords

Bradykinin Dipeptide Peptidoglycan Oligopeptides Angiotensinogen 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Luckner
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  1. 1.Sektion PharmazieMartin-Luther-UniversitätHalle-WittenbergDeutschland

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