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Medical Term:

disulfide bridge


  1. a disulfide linkage between two cysteinyl residues in a polypeptide or oligopeptide or in a protein;
  2. any disulfide linkage between any thiol-containing moieties of a larger molecule.

Synonym(s): cystine bridge

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