Definition of tripeptide in English:

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Pronunciation: /trʌɪˈpɛptʌɪd/


Any of a group of peptides containing three amino-acid residues in the molecule.
Example sentences
  • The protein source of peptide-based formulas is hydrolyzed protein, dipeptides or tripeptides, or free amino acids.
  • An important antioxidant is the tripeptide y-glutamyl-cysteine-glycine or reduced glutathione.
  • Under the right conditions, the condensation continues, with a dipeptide reacting with a third amino acid to form a tripeptide and releasing another water molecule, and so on.

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