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Peptides and the Peptide Bond

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Amino acids can be covalently linked together by formation of an amide bond
   between the a-carboxylic acid group on one amino acid and the a-amino group
   on another.

This bond is often referred to as a peptide bond, and the products formed by such a linkage are called peptides.

A peptide composed of 2 amino acids is called a dipeptide. A peptide composed of 4 amino acids is called a tetrapeptide.  
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