The Biochemistry of Movement > 9.7.4. Proteins are used as both structural molecules and enzymes to catalyse metabolic reactions > The Nature of a Peptide Bond >
Outline the nature of a peptide bond and, using a specific example, describe the chemistry involved in the formation of a peptide bond
- A peptide bond is a covalent bond that joins two amino acids.
- Two amino acids can join via a peptide bond (condensation reaction).
- A peptide is a chain of amino acids.
- In the reaction below, the amino group and