simple protein love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A protein, such as a globulin or histone, that yields only amino acids upon hydrolysis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a protein that yields only amino acids when hydrolyzed


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  • Despite ten million years of evolution with quadrillions of fish under relentless, life-and-death selective pressure, the Antarctic antifreeze protein does not have anything like the sophistication and complexity even of such a simple protein as hemoglobin, let alone that of the stupendous, multiprotein systems that are plentiful in nature.

    The Edge of Evolution


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