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    If the following peptide was the substrate for Carboxypeptidase A. Which of the indicated red arrows correctly identifies the scissile bond?

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    To answer this question, we must determine what a "scissile" bond is. The word "scissile" means "easily cut or split." Therefore, the scissile bond is the bond which will be cleaved. It's a simple as that.

    Carboxylpeptidase A cleaves the carboxyl terminal ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution examines a peptide bond from a substrate of carboxypeptidase A.