disulfide bridge


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disulfide bridge

[dī¦səl‚fīd ′brij]
(organic chemistry)
A sulfur-to-sulfur bond linking the sulfur atoms of two polypeptide chains. Also known as disulfide bond.
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Disulfide bridges can also contribute to a protein's globular shape.
One variant can be made to form a disulfide bridge, which increases resistance to denaturation.
The introduction of an interchain disulfide bridge remarkably alters the physicochemical properties of apolipoprotein A-I.