Molecules of Life

What is a peptide bond?

A peptide bond, or peptide linkage, is the bond that links the individual amino acids in a peptide. Have a look at the figure of the dipeptide below.


The formation of a peptide linkage is carried out by a structure called the ribosome, which is responsible for generating peptides and/or proteins based on the sequence of nucleotides present in an RNA molecule. We’ll get to the details of this process a little later.


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