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amino acid substitution
Subject Category
S Biological Sciences
Definition
The replacement of one or more amino acids in a protein with another. If a functionally equivalent amino acid is substituted, the protein may retain wild-type activity. Substitution may also diminish or eliminate protein function.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/7776.rdf
Scope Note
Use for substitution of one amino acid for another in a protein; for amino acid substitution as experimentally induced by humans USE amino acid substitution AND protein engineering.
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/7776
Broader Term
mutation
Related Term
missense mutation
protein engineering
protein structure
structure-activity relationships
Spanish
sustitución de aminoácidos
Term Number
7776