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Amino Acids and Peptides (1998) by G. C. Barrett

By G. C. Barrett

This article is meant for undergraduate and starting graduate scholars in chemistry and biochemistry learning amino acids and peptides. The authors be aware of amino acids and peptides with no designated discussions of proteins, whereas giving all of the crucial history chemistry, together with series decision, synthesis and spectroscopic tools. The technique is meant to motivate the reader to move classical barriers whereas gaining an figuring out of protein habit on a molecular point. The booklet comprises 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 overlooked in texts describing peptide synthesis. this contemporary textual content could be of price within the amino acid, peptide and protein box, to complicated undergraduates, graduate scholars and learn staff.

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6) for a simple aliphatic primary amine. The large difference results from the powerful electron-attracting effect of the —COOR group. The —COOϪ group in the dipolar ion of an amino acid cannot have such a large effect since it already has a negative charge. 7. In other words, the —NHϩ3 group in an ␣-amino group is about eight times stronger as an acid than is the —NHϩ3 group in a salt of an aliphatic primary amine. 9) than is that in an ␣-amino acid. Likewise, the terminal ␣-carboxy group in a peptide or protein is also influenced by the proximal peptide bond, but less so than it is by the —NHϩ3 group in an ␣-amino acid.

Information on conformation (based on the sign and specific details of an overall CD spectrum for a compound of known absolute configuration) can be obtained for amino acids and peptides. 7) illustrates a simple example of this type of result. 5).

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