Enzymatic synthesis and characterization of acidic amino acid oligomers
"Glutamic acid (Glu) and aspartic acid (Asp) are dicarboxylic amino acids and are negatively charged at physiological pH. Glutamate is a key molecule in cellular metabolism and serves as metabolic fuel in the body. It is also the most abundant excitatory neurotransmitter in the mammalian nervous system and it is believed to be involved in cognitive functions such as learning and memory retention...The present study was designed to investigate an enzymatic route for synthesis of aspartate and glutamate homo-oligopeptides. Synthesis route involved the use of a readily available proteolytic enzyme papain that has been used for synthesis of non-polar and basic amino acid peptides"--Abstract, leaf iii.
Nam, Paul Ki-souk
Westenberg, David J.
M.S. in Chemistry
University of Missouri--Rolla
xi, 54 leaves
© 2006 Hao Wang, All rights reserved.
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Amino acids -- Metabolism
High performance liquid chromatography
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Wang, Hao, "Enzymatic synthesis and characterization of acidic amino acid oligomers" (2006). Masters Theses. 5885.