Disulphide bridges

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Disulphide bridges are covalent sulphur-sulphur bonds formed by the oxidation 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.

Reference

  1. http://www.cryst.bbk.ac.uk/PPS2/projects/day/TDayDiss/DisulphideBonds.html


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