Protein Structure

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What is a primary protein structure?
The linear sequence of amino acids.
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What are the two common secondary structures?
The α-helix and the β-pleated sheet.
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How are polypeptides held in position?
By hydrogen bonds.
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What is a tertiary protein structure?
This is when a polypeptide is folded into a precise shape.
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What is a quaternary protein structure made of?
It is made of an α-helix and a β-pleated sheet.
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How are the amino acids held together in a primary protein structure?
By peptide bonds.
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