primary structure

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Noun[edit]

primary structure (plural primary structures)

  1. (biochemistry) the linear sequence of amino acids covalently linked by peptide bonds to form a single polypeptide chain

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References[edit]

  • Berg, Jeremy M.; Tymoczko, John L.; Stryer, Lubert (2002), “Protein Structure and Function (section: Summary)”, in Biochemistry[1], 5th edition, W. H. Freedman and Company, ISBN 978-0-7167-3051-4.