Protein Structure

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What is a protein?
Proteins are polymers constructed of the same set of 20 amino acids
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What is the primary structure of a protein?
Specific sequence of amino acids specified by genes
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What is the secondary structure of a protein?
Portions of a protein begin to fold and coil making 3d formations
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What are the 2 kinds of secondary structure?
Alpha Helix and Beta Pleated Sheet
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Why do the folds and coils occur?
They are a result of hydrogen bonds that occur at regular intervals.
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How is the tertiary structure formed?
Interactions between side chains
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What is the primary structure of a protein?

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Specific sequence of amino acids specified by genes

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