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Linear POLYPEPTIDES that are synthesized on RIBOSOMES and may be further modified, crosslinked, cleaved, or assembled into complex proteins with several subunits. The specific sequence of AMINO ACIDS determines the shape the polypeptide will take, during PROTEIN FOLDING, and the function of the protein.

Year introduced: /metabolism was PROTEIN METABOLISM 1963-1965

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Tree Number(s): D12.776

MeSH Unique ID: D011506

Entry Terms:

  • Protein
  • Gene Products, Protein
  • Protein Gene Products
  • Gene Proteins
  • Proteins, Gene

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