Definition of tripeptide in English:



  • Any of a group of peptides containing three amino-acid residues in the molecule.

    • ‘The protein source of peptide-based formulas is hydrolyzed protein, dipeptides or tripeptides, or free amino acids.’
    • ‘An important antioxidant is the tripeptide y-glutamyl-cysteine-glycine or reduced glutathione.’
    • ‘Under the right conditions, the condensation continues, with a dipeptide reacting with a third amino acid to form a tripeptide and releasing another water molecule, and so on.’
    • ‘Glutathione is a tripeptide whose antioxidant activity is well recognized in different biological systems, and its level may reflect the cellular oxidative status.’
    • ‘In our laboratory, we have started a series of investigations on various tripeptides to further characterize the physical basis of these interactions.’