[Protein-analysis] Re: Protein biosynthesis

Dr Engelbert Buxbaum via proteins%40net.bio.net (by engelbert_buxbaum from hotmail.com)
Tue Aug 25 09:27:19 EST 2009


Am 25.08.2009, 03:48 Uhr, schrieb <kaj.stenberg from helsinki.fi.invalid>:

> David Bienvenue <DBienvenue from vlstcorp.com> wrote:
>
>> Protein biosynthesis starts at the N-terminus.
>
> However, this means that each new amino acid is attached to the
> C-terminus of the growing peptide.

And note that above is true only for biological protein synthesis,  
chemists do it the other way round (Merrifield peptide synthesis). In case  
of daubt, it is worthwhile to write peptides like NH2-XXXXX-COOH (I have  
been burned!)


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