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Tetrapeptide structural formulae v.1
A tetrapeptide (example Val-Gly-Ser-Ala) with green marked amino end (L-Valine) and blue marked carboxyl end (L-Alanine).

Peptides are organic chemical molecules. They are polymers made from linking amino acids together in a certain order. The link between one amino acid residue and the next is known as an amide bond or a peptide bond.

Linking peptides together gives proteins, which are also known as Polypeptides.

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