<amino acid>

<biochemistry> The amino acid formed by linking two cysteine residues with a disulphide linkage between the two SH groups. The analagous compound present within proteins is termed two half cysteines.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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