Flashcards in Chapter 2- Chemical Basis Of Life Deck (104)
Polymer of amino acids
Structure of amino acids
Carboxyl end (COOH) and an amino acid end (NH2) as well as a variable R group
2+ amino acids
Formed between the amino group (NH2) of one amino acid to the carboxyl group (COOH) of the next
How many kinds of amino acids are use in protein structure?
What are the four levels of protein structure?
The order of the amino acids in a peptide
Coiled or FOLDED shape held together by hydrogen bonds
Further bending and folding
Between 2+ peptide chains
Will protein dissolve in water? Why/why not?
Yes bc proteins is polar and water is polar. Like dissolves like. The protein will bend on itself until is bonds with hydrogen in H2O
✔️Overall protein shape
✔️Cannot function properly if shape is altered
An unraveled or destroyed protein
Occurs when heat or changes in pH change protein shape