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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 linear polypeptides that are normally synthesized on RIBOSOMES.

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Tree Number(s): D12.644

MeSH Unique ID: D010455

Entry Terms:

  • Peptide
  • Polypeptides
  • Polypeptide

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