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By G. C. Barrett

ISBN-10: 0521468272

ISBN-13: 9780521468275

This article is meant for undergraduate and starting graduate scholars in chemistry and biochemistry learning amino acids and peptides. The authors pay attention to amino acids and peptides with no targeted discussions of proteins, whereas giving the entire crucial heritage chemistry, together with series decision, synthesis and spectroscopic tools. The technique is meant to motivate the reader to go classical obstacles whereas gaining an knowing of protein habit on a molecular point. The booklet contains chapters at the organic roles of amino acids, in addition to a piece on enzyme-catalyzed synthesis of peptides, with appropriate examples, a space frequently missed in texts describing peptide synthesis. this contemporary textual content should be of worth within the amino acid, peptide and protein box, to complicated undergraduates, graduate scholars and examine staff.

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They are represented by the family structure cyclo[—-Ala—X—MeAsp—Z—Adda—-Glu—Mdha—), where X and Z are various coded -amino acids and -MeAsp is -erythro-␤-methylaspartic acid, found in the water bloomforming cyanobacterium Oscillatoria agardhii. 6). Moving away from the simpler ␣-amino acids as constituents of peptides, the ␥amino acid (R)-carnitine Me3NϩCH2CH(OH)CH2COϪ2 , is a rare example of a free amino-acid derivative with an important physiological role. This amino acid betaine is sometimes called ‘vitamin BT’ and plays a part in the conversion of stored body fat into energy, through transport of fat molecules of high relative molecular mass to the sites of their conversion.

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