Protein Structure

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  • Created on: 19-09-13 14:19
what are proteins made up of?
Amino acids
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what is an enzyme?
is a protein used to speed up the rate of a chemical reaction
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what is a polypeptide?
When you join more than 3 amino acids together
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how many different types of amino acids are there?
over 20
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what is the primary structure of proteins?
is not just the number and identity of the component amino acids in the protein, but the order or sequence in which the specific amino acids are combined (by condensation, forming peptide bonds) in the polypeptide chain.
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what is the tertiary structure of proteins?
The 3-dimensional structure of a protein's polypeptide chain or chains may be locked in place by other stronger bonds. These bonds are formed between components of the -R groups of the amino acid residues
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