Cysteine

Cysteine

An amino acid containing sulphur, one of the amino acids that make up proteins.

Chemistry

Keywords

cysteine, Cys, amino acid, protein, polypeptide, peptide, polar side chain, zwitterionic structure, peptide bond, amide bond, amino acid sequence, molecule, organic chemistry, chemistry, biology, biochemistry

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Amino acids

Amino acids are the monomers of proteins.

Sulphur (S₈)

An odourless, yellow, solid substance, the 16th most common in the Earth´s crust. One of the best known sulphur compounds is pyrite, also known as ´fool´s...

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