Macromolecule

A macromolecule is a very large molecule important to biophysical processes, such as a protein or nucleic acid. It is composed of thousands of covalently bonded atoms. Many macromolecules are polymers of smaller molecules called monomers. The most common macromolecules in biochemistry are biopolymers (nucleic acids, proteins, and carbohydrates) and large non-polymeric molecules such as lipids, nanogels and macrocycles.[1] Synthetic fibers and experimental materials such as carbon nanotubes[2][3] are also examples of macromolecules.

Chemical structure of a polypeptide macromolecule

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