Glossary

What is Glutamic Acid?

Glutamic Acid

What is Glutamic Acid?

Glutamic acid (not to be confused with Glutamine or Glutaric acid) is the catalytic base activating the zinc-bound water molecule for nucleophilic attack on the carbonyl carbon of the scissile peptide bond. It is used by almost all living beings in the biosynthesis of proteins (see: Wikipedia).

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