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importance of protein structure
protein's function depends on its' structure which consists of chains of amino acids that twist and fold into a very complex shape
structure of amino acid
- contain a carboxyl group, amine group and one of 20 different side chains (R group)
4 properties of amino acids
a bond between the amine group of one amino acid and the carboxyl group of another
chain of amino acids linked by peptide bonds
- to unravel the shape of a protein or other large biological molecule
- changes in a protein's structure may also alter its' function
recognize infectious agents and change structure
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