from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A peptide containing three amino acids.
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- n. An organic compound formed from three amino acids joined by peptide bonds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A condensation-product resulting from the union of three amino-acid radicals, as alanyl-leueyl-glycin. Products of this order are possibly formed during proteolytic digestion. See digestion products.
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This transdermal delivery system allows the mitochondria to receive increased levels of this protective tripeptide.
Glutathione is a tripeptide, a molecule composed of three amino acids, and is the most abundant and important antioxidant protective system in our cells.
Syn-Ake, as the compound is called, is made from a synthetic tripeptide that copies the effect of a peptide found in the venom of the Temple Viper, found in the Snake Temple of Penang, Malaysia.
The fluorescent moiety is an imidazolone ring structure that is formed by the posttranslational cyclization of a tripeptide, ser65-tyr66-gly67.
Denaturation of green fluorescent protein destroys fluorescence, as might be expected, and mutations to residues surrounding the tripeptide fluorophore can dramatically alter the fluorescence properties.
The second important feature of green fluorescent protein is that fluorescence is highly dependent on the molecular structure surrounding the tripeptide fluorophore.
This dipeptide is then combined with a third modified amino acid to give a tripeptide and so on.
If one of these protecting groups in the dipeptide is later selectively removed and reaction with a third amino acid containing one protected group carried out, a tripeptide is formed.
Synthesis of a tripeptide using conventional methodology.
Synthesis of a tripeptide using Merrifield´s methology.