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Structure of Proteins

Nature volume 134, page 296 (25 August 1934) | Download Citation



IN the April issue of the Berichte der Deutschen Chemischen Gesellschaft, Prof. Abderhalden and Herr Heyns describe the synthesis and character isation of three amino-hydroxy-fatty acids, which are of considerable interest to biochemists, since they have for some time been regarded as structural units in the building up of proteins, although the con stitution of the actual products of hydrolysis of these proteins has never been completely established. The three acids studied are the a-amino-p-hydroxy derivatives of n-butyric, n-valeric and iso-valeric acids, of which the last two are called P-hydroxynorvaline and p-hydroxyvaline respect ively.

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