Figure 3.52. Role of β -Mercaptoethanol in Reducing Disulfide Bonds.

Figure 3.52Role of β -Mercaptoethanol in Reducing Disulfide Bonds

Note that, as the disulfides are reduced, the β-mercaptoethanol is oxidized and forms dimers.

From: Section 3.6, The Amino Acid Sequence of a Protein Determines Its Three-Dimensional Structure

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Berg JM, Tymoczko JL, Stryer L.
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