Cysteine Video

Here is a talk taken from wikipedia explaining what Cysteine is and what is used for. Here is the text for initial part of the video. is a semi-essential proteinogenic amino acid with the formula HO2CCH(NH2)CH2SH>. It is encoded by the codons UGU and UGC. The thiol side chain in cysteine often participates in enzymatic reactions, as a nucleophile. The thiol is susceptible to oxidization to give the disulfide derivative cystine, which serves an important structural role in many proteins.

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Channels: Chemistry (General)

Tags: cysteine

Uploaded by: ( Send Message ) on 20-02-2016.

Duration: 12m 41s