Disulphide bridges

From The School of Biomedical Sciences Wiki
Revision as of 01:00, 10 December 2018 by 180284731 (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

Disulphide bridges are covalent sulphur-sulphur bonds formed by the oxidation of the thiol groups of two cysteine residues[1]. These types of bonds are most commonly found in the tertiary structure of proteins for further folding, and thus to produce a more specific shape for the ultimate funciton of the protein. Disulphide bonds tend not to be formed in intracellular proteins[2].


  1. http://www.cryst.bbk.ac.uk/PPS2/projects/day/TDayDiss/DisulphideBonds.html
  2. Moran L, Horton R, Scrimgeour G, Perry M, Principles of Biochemistry, 5th Ed, Essex, Pearson Education Limited, 2014, Page number 144

Personal tools