Protein Structure

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What are polymers of amino acids?
Proteins.
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Within a protein, multipule amino acids are linked together by what to make a chain?
Peptide Bonds.
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What is the primary structure ?
Proteins are being built, they begin as a straight chain of animo acids.
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What is secondary structure?
The original chain begins to twist. It slowly starts to curl up. In the amino acid chain, each of the amino acids interacts with the others and it twists like a corkscrew (alpha helix) or it takes the shape of a folded sheet (beta sheet).
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What is the tertiary structure?
The amino acid chains begin to fold even more and bond using bridges (the disulfide bridges).
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What is quaternary structure?
Several amino acid chains from the tertiary structure fold together into hemoglobins ( in human red blood cells). They wind and entwine in and out of eachother.
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Within a protein, multipule amino acids are linked together by what to make a chain?

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Peptide Bonds.

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What is the primary structure ?

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What is secondary structure?

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What is the tertiary structure?

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