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5. Protein Techniques

Amino Acid Hydrolysis

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Amino Acid Hydrolysis

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What is the function of ninhydrin?

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Amino acid hydrolysis via 6M HCl cleaves all the amide/peptide bonds of a protein. What do you suppose happens to the amide bonds in the R-groups of Asn & Gln residues upon treatment with 6M HCl?