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Why new peptides always grow at their C-terminal ends in translation (The same question can be phrased as “why peptide elongation in translation always happens in the N-terminal-to-C-terminal direction”)?

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Why new peptides always grow at their C-terminal ends in translation (The same question can be phrased as “why peptide elongation in translation always happens in the N-terminal-to-C-terminal direction”)?

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Each amino acid has a carboxyl group and an amine group. Thus polypeptide chains have an end with an unbound amino acid known as N terminus and an e...

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