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protein sequencing

Determining the amino acid sequences of a protein's constituent peptides. The two major direct methods of protein sequencing are mass spectrometry and the Edman degradation reaction. It is also possible to generate an amino acid sequence from the DNA or mRNA sequence encoding the protein, if this is known.

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Related terms: DNA sequencing, protein synthesis, N-terminal protein sequencing, genes, chromosomes
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