THE NAME’S BOND… PEPTIDE BOND
Your mission, if you choose to accept it is to find out all about peptide bonds
He is a sleek, suave bond between the alpha amino group of one amino acid and the alpha carboxyl group of another (CO-NH) *ooooh*
He can bring amino acids together just by his presence… and a little loss of water (condensation) *aaaahhh*
Get him mad, and he’ll hydrolyse your amino ASS-id (amino acid chain) *shut your mouth*
If he joins 2 A.A’s together it’s called a dipeptide
If he joins 3 A.A’s together it’s called a tripeptide
If he joins many A.A’s together it’s called a polypeptide
And if he joins many polypeptides…….. well you know he’s making a protein babeh! (over 5000 g/mol) *dayyuum*
Some people know him as amide bond but to us, he is…. Peptide bond.
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