Definition of peptidoglycan in English:

peptidoglycan

Syllabification: pep·ti·do·gly·can
Pronunciation: /ˌpeptidōˈglīˌkan
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • A substance forming the cell walls of many bacteria, consisting of glycosaminoglycan chains interlinked with short peptides.
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    • For instance, the cell walls of all bacteria contain the chemical peptidoglycan.
    • This coincidence suggests that the D-amino acids originated in peptidoglycan of bacterial cell walls.
    • The cell wall, which is relatively porous, consists of many polymer layers of peptidoglycan connected by amino acid bridges.

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