Definitions

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  • noun organic chemistry, biochemistry A polypeptide (or section of a protein) containing only alanine residues

Etymologies

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poly- +‎ alanine

Examples

  • Here, a residue or group of target residues are identified (e.g., charged residues such as arg, asp, his, lys, and glu) and replaced by a neutral or negatively charged amino acid (most preferably alanine or polyalanine) to affect the interaction of the amino acids with IL-10 antigen.

    FreshPatents.com: Notable Patent Applications - 07/22/2010

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