Explain what causes molecules of a particular protein always to fold into the same shape?

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It's all in the question please help it's AS bio hw which I don't understand :/

Posted Wed 10th October, 2012 @ 19:59 by homz

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Oh.. urm I'm doing it in b2 lol!

It is the order of amino acids that cause them to fold up in a particular way ..

hope it helped

Answered Sun 14th October, 2012 @ 18:53 by Meghna
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The protein is amde up of amino acids. The order these amino acids are in make up the primary structure. Each protein is made up of the same primary structure. This primary strucutre is unique to each different protein so each have there own shape. 

The secondary struture and tertiary structure are also importnat, these are determined by the way the hydrogen bonds are arranged, however these hydrogen bonnds are dtermined by the primary structure.. 

Answered Fri 2nd November, 2012 @ 16:00 by Edward Pinches