PeptideJAMA (Also polypeptide) Biochemical formed by the linkage of up to 50 amino acids to form a chain.
Longer chains are called proteins. The amino acids are coupled by a peptide bond, a special linkage in
which the nitrogen atom of one amino acid binds to the carboxyl carbon atom of another. Many peptides,
such as the hormones vasopressin and ACTH, have physiological or antibacterial activity. See also Amino Acids.
a short chain of amino acids linked by peptide bonds;
longer chains are generally called proteins.
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