Sulphur

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Sulphur is&nbsp;represented by&nbsp;the symbol 'S'&nbsp;in the periodic table&nbsp;and&nbsp;it has&nbsp;an atomic number of 16. It is a&nbsp;natural occuring element&nbsp;which is frequently found and is regarded as an essential element for life.&nbsp;It is found in the amino acids [[Methionine|methionine]] and [[Cysteine|cysteine]]. In cysteine the -[[SH group|SH group]] reacts with another -SH group on a different cysteine forming a [[Disulphide bond|disulphide bond]]&nbsp;<ref>Berg J.,Tymoczko J. and Stryer L. (2012) Biochemistry. 7th edition, Basinstoke: Freeman.</ref>.  
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Sulphur is&nbsp;represented by&nbsp;the symbol 'S'&nbsp;in the periodic table&nbsp;and&nbsp;has&nbsp;an atomic number of 16. It is a&nbsp;naturally occuring element&nbsp;which is frequently found and regarded as an essential element for life.&nbsp;It is found in the amino acids [[Methionine|methionine]] and [[Cysteine|cysteine]]. In cysteine the -[[SH group|SH group]] reacts with another -SH group on a different cysteine forming a [[Disulphide bond|disulphide bond]]&nbsp;<ref>Berg J.,Tymoczko J. and Stryer L. (2012) Biochemistry. 7th edition, Basinstoke: Freeman.</ref>.  
  
 
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Revision as of 14:23, 23 November 2012

Sulphur is represented by the symbol 'S' in the periodic table and has an atomic number of 16. It is a naturally occuring element which is frequently found and regarded as an essential element for life. It is found in the amino acids methionine and cysteine. In cysteine the -SH group reacts with another -SH group on a different cysteine forming a disulphide bond [1].

References   

  1. Berg J.,Tymoczko J. and Stryer L. (2012) Biochemistry. 7th edition, Basinstoke: Freeman.
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