what are polypeptides, peptides and peptones

Asked by neelsid | 11th May, 2009, 04:41: PM

Expert Answer:

Polypeptides are long chain of amino acids joined by peptide bonds. The number of amino acids can range from 10 to more than 100 amino acids.

Peptides are short polymers formed from the linking of 2 or more α-amino acids. The link between one amino acid residue and the next is known as an amide bond or a peptide bond. This bond is formed by the linkage of carboxyl group of one amino acid to the amino group of the next amino acid.

Peptones are any of various water-soluble protein derivatives obtained by partial hydrolysis of a protein by an acid or enzyme during digestion.


Answered by  | 13th May, 2009, 08:04: AM

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