Do the amine and the carboxyl groups attached to central carbons participate in the union between amino acids?

1 year ago

Yes. The nitrogen of the amine group of one amino acid binds to the carbon of the carboxyl group of the other amino acid. The water molecule liberated from the formation of the peptide bond thus has a hydrogen from the amine and an oxygen and another hydrogen from the carboxyl.

Dipti KC
Apr 7, 2023
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