And this is actually going to be in equilibrium with the forms that we just saw before, but at physiological pHs, it will actually tend to the zwitterion form.
So hopefully you didn't find this too convoluted, but I always like to think, what could actually happen here? Peptide bonds always bind the acid end of one amino acid with the amino end of the next Fig. So it's going to be, at least this part of the molecules, are gonna be just what we started with up here, and so you could imagine how you get back to the peptide linkage which we have right over here.
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At the molecular level, a peptide bond is formed through a dehydration reaction. A is correct. And a very high-level overview of this reaction is that this nitrogen uses its lone pair to form a bond with this carbonyl carbon right over here.
The alpha-carbon, or central. Well, zwitter in German means hybrid. Now when I first saw this reaction, I was like, "OK, that kind of makes sense. The third tRNA now binds a chain of three amino acids.
Living Well. So hopefully you found that fun. The first two amino acids in the protein have now been put together. Although the terms polypeptide and protein are sometimes used interchangeably, a polypeptide is technically any polymer of amino acids, whereas the term protein is used for a polypeptide or polypeptides that have folded properly, combined with any additional components needed for proper functioning, and is now functional.
Amino acids are represented by a single upper case letter or a three-letter abbreviation.