Flashcards in Chapter 3: Proteins Deck (15):
perform many vital functions in living organisms
proteins are macromolecules, polymers of ___
link amino acids into polypeptide chains
subunits of proteins
what kind of terminal ends do polypeptide chains have?
N-terminal and C-terminal
unique sequence of amino acids forming a polypeptide
produced by the twists and turns of the amino acid chain
the folding of the amino acid chain, with its secondary structures, into the overall 3D shape of a protein
is formed from more than one polypeptide chain
amino acid chain has an irregularly folded arrangement
tertiary structure gives a protein is its overall 3D shape
unfolding a protein from its active conformation so that it loses its structure function
tertiary structure of most proteins is flexible, allowing them to undergo
folding of the amino acid chain produces large subdivisions called?