the unique sequence of amino acids that characterizes a given protein
- Amino acids
any of a class of organic compounds that contains at least one amino group, –NH 2 , and one carboxyl group, –COOH: the alpha-amino acids, RCH(NH 2)COOH, are the building blocks from which proteins are constructed. Historical Examples A moment ago we saw that in the case of the amino acids the nitrogen is removed […]
- Aminobenzoic acid
any of three isomers having the formula C 7 H 7 NO 2 , derived from , especially the para isomer, para-aminobenzoic acid. noun a derivative of benzoic acid existing in three isomeric forms, the para- form being used in the manufacture of dyes and sunburn preventatives. Formula: NH2C6H4COOH aminobenzoic acid a·mi·no·ben·zo·ic acid (ə-mē’nō-běn-zō’ĭk, ām’ə-nō-) […]
a crystalline compound, C 11 H 16 N 2 O 2 , used as a nonsystemic insecticide on various food crops and forest growth.