Primary, Secondary, Tertairy & Quaternary Structures

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Primary structure- the sequence of amino acids in a polypeptide chain held together by peptide bonds.

Secondary Structure- Hydrogen bonds form between amino acids in a chain. It can either being coiled into an Alpha Helix or Folded into a beta pleated sheet.

Tertiary structure- It  is coiled and folded even more. so more bonds form between parts of polypeptide chain. for proteins made from a single polypetide chain. Overall the Tertiary structure forms a 3D structure. There are 4 different…


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