Proteins and Enzymes

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What lecture did we talk about sequencing, or have we yet?


We haven't talked about sequencing techniques yet in class, and probably won't, but we have learned that with proteins, for example, the order of amino acids is called its sequence. So if you have a tripeptide and you experimentally determine that the tripeptide's amino acids are Leucine followed by Valine followed by Cysteine from the N-terminus to the C-terminus, you have sequenced that protein. We would designate this on paper as Leu-Val-Cys, and wouldn't have to label the N and C termini because by convention we always write out the sequences from N to C terminus.

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