Sulphur

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Sulphur is represented by the symbol 'S' in the periodic table and it has an atomic number of 16. It is a natural occuring element which is frequently found and is 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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