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Peptide Bonds Formation of Peptide Bonds Amino acids are joined together to form a protein by peptide bonds . Peptide bonds are created by the condensation of the carboxyl (COO - ) group of one amino acid with the amino (NH 3 + ) group of the next ( Fig. 1 ). Condensation involves the removal of one water molecule. Breaking Peptide Bonds Since peptide bonds are covalent, they are relatively stable, and in the living cell are
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Unformatted text preview: broken only rarely, usually as the result of a specific enzymatic action. Peptide bonds are broken in a process which is functionally the opposite of the condensation reaction. This process involves the addition of H 2 O and is termed hydrolysis ( Fig. 2 )....
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 at Broward College.

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