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Members of the class of compounds composed of AMINO ACIDS joined together by peptide bonds between adjacent amino acids into linear, branched or cyclical structures. OLIGOPEPTIDES are composed of approximately 2-12 amino acids. Polypeptides are composed of approximately 13 or more amino acids. PROTEINS are considered to be larger versions of peptides that can form into complex structures such as ENZYMES and RECEPTORS.

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Tree Number(s): D12.644

MeSH Unique ID: D010455

Entry Terms:

  • Peptide
  • Polypeptides
  • Polypeptide

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