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Denaturation of amino acids

Which amino acid side chain is most frequently involved in denaturation by reduction?

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The most common denaturation action seen in proteins is the reduction of the disulfide bonds formed by oxidation of the sulfhydryl groups on two cysteine amino acids.

Cysteine (Cys) carries the highly reactive sulphydryl group. This does not ...

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