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Re: blog: semantic dissonance in uniprot

From: Phillip Lord <phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 15:35:16 +0000
To: Wacek Kusnierczyk <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk@idi.ntnu.no>
Cc: W3C HCLSIG hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <87fxh0thzf.fsf@newcastle.ac.uk>
Wacek Kusnierczyk <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk@idi.ntnu.no> writes:
>>>   I don't know whether the BioPAX Level 2 definition of protein is the
>>> most useful one, but at least it sounds clear to me:
>>>
>>>   protein = anything containing exactly one polypeptide chain
>>>
>>>   Clear enough?
>>>     
>>
>>
>> So insulin is not a protein, wheras a dipeptide is?
>>   
>
> indeed;  insulin is a protein complex, and a dipeptide, following this
> and other similar definitions, is a protein.
>

Insulin is two polypeptide changes so following this definition is not a
protein. 

Phil
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