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Amino acid sequence

Synonym(s)

  • protein sequence
  • protein structure, primary

Definition(s)

The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining protein conformation.

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Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 7, 2014