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Proposed mergeEdit

As I suggested at Talk:Carboxy-Terminal Domain, I think these two articles should be merged. I would actually prefer the title C-terminus as main article as it appears to be the most common form out of the three in scientific literature on PubMed. Currently, it redirects here. There's potential for content expansion, e.g. there are C-terminal signals and mechanisms common to groups of proteins (ER retrieval signals (KDEL), GPI anchors and C-terminal prenylation for post-translational membrane insertion, for example). - tameeria 03:52, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Proposed moveEdit

I'm suggesting to move this page to C-terminus. The reason for that is that C-terminus is the preferred term in textbooks and scientific literature. I did a PubMed search and came up with the following hits for C-terminus and its variations:

  • C-terminus: 16,997 hits
  • C-terminal domain: 6,936 hits
  • Carboxyl-terminus: 4,447 hits
  • Carboxy-terminus: 2,863 hits
  • COOH-terminus: 1,881 hits
  • C-terminal end: 1,866 hits
  • C-terminal tail: 1,298 hits
  • Carboxy-terminal domain: 1,124 hits

- tameeria 02:10, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

This article has been renamed from C-terminal end to C-terminus as the result of a move request. --Stemonitis 07:41, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

The resolution of the picture is too low. please modify it. thank you very much —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:19, 12 March 2010 (UTC)


I think it would be useful to explain the structure of an amino acid and how that correlates with the N-terminus and C-terminus. All amino acids are comprised of an amino, carboxylic acid, hydrogen, alpha carbon and an R group. The N terminus is from the amino and C terminus is from the carboxylic acid. Maybe this would be useful to include? Xena741 (talk) 08:26, 11 October 2018 (UTC)