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what are proteins made from?

Long chains of amino aicds

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what are the monomer of proteins?

Amino aicds

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when is a dipeptide formed?

When 2 amino acids join together

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whens a polypeptide formed?

when more than 2 amino acids join together

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what are proteins made up of?

One or more polypeptides

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Do different amino acids have different variable groups?

Yes

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general structure of amino acids

CH(3)
/
h(2)N-C-COOH
/
H

- Carboxyl group (-COOH)
- amine or amino group (-NH2)
- and a carbon containing R group (variable group)

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how many amino acids are there?

20
- the only difference between them is what makes up their carbon-containing R group

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what reaction forms polypeptides?

condensation reactions
- amino acids linked together by condensation reactions

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what are the bonds formed between the amino acids called?

Peptide bonds

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how many structural levels do proteins have?

four

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primary structure of proteins?

the sequence of amino acids in the polypeptide chain

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Secondary structure of amino acids?

-hydrogen bonds form between the amino acids in chain
- causes it to coil into an alpha (a) helix or into a beta (b) pleated sheet

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tertiary structure of amino acids?

- coiled and folded further
- more bonds form between different parts of the polypeptide chain (hydrogen bonds and ionic bonds)
- disulfide bridges also form
- for proteins made from a single polypeptide chain this forms their final 3D structure

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what are ionic bonds?

attractions between negative and positive charges on different parts of a molecule

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how are disulfide bridges formed?

whenever two molecules of the amino acid cysteine come close together - sulfur atom in one cysteine bond to the other sulfur atom in the other

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Quaternary structure of proteins?

- some proteins made of several different polypeptide chains held together by bonds
- Quaternary structure is the way these chains are assembled together
- for proteins made form more than one polypeptide chain this forms their final 3D structure

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examples of proteins?

- enzymes
- antibodies
- transport proteins
- structural proteins

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about enzymes?

- spherical shaped due to tight folding of polypeptide chains
- they're soluble + often have roles in metabolism

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about antibodies?

- involved in immune response
- made up of 2 short polypeptide chains and two long polypeptide chains bonded together
- antibodies have variable regions, amino acid sequences in these regions vary greatly

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about transport proteins?

(example channel proteins - present in cell membranes)
- channel proteins contain hydrophobic and hydrophilic amino acids, cause protein to fold and form a channel
- these proteins transport molecules and ions across membranes

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about structural proteins?

- they're physically strong
- consist of long polypeptide chains lying parallel to each other with cross links between them
- structural proteins include keratin ( hair and nails) and collagen (connective tissue)

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which test do you use to test for proteins?

Biuret test

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how to perform the biuret test?

2 stages
1 - test solution needs to be alkaline, so add a few droplets of sodium hydroxide solution
2 - then add some copper(II) sulfate solution

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results of biuret test

if protein present, turns purple
if there's no protein, solution will stay blue