Proteins

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Proteins
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2011-12-15 11:54:10
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Higher Chemistry - Unit Two - Proteins
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  1. What element is essential for protein formation?
    Nitrogen
  2. What kind of polymerisation are proteins made from?
    condensation
  3. What kind of link do proteins contain?
    The amide / peptide link
  4. Draw the amide link
  5. What are the two types of proteins?
    Fibrous and globular
  6. What are fibrous proteins like? Give an example
    • Fibrous proteins are long and thin.
    • Examples include hair, nails and skin
  7. What are globular proteins like? Give an example
    • Globular proteins are more spherical in shape.
    • Examples include enzymes, hormones and haemoglobin
  8. What are essential amino acids?
    Amino acids that your body cannot make so ones that you must have in your diet
  9. Enzymes are p_____?
    proteins
  10. An enzyme is specific because of its...?
    shape
  11. What happens at the wrong temperature or pH to an enzyme?
    It becomes denatured (loses its shape)

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