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relatively small compared to DNA
Relatively big compared to RNA
-Provide acidic characters
-Under intracellular conditions the phosphate group is negative
-Phosphate group linked by phosphodiester bond to a pentose sugar molecule
-Pentose is linked to a nitrogen and carbon containing ring structure referred to as a base
Whats the difference with DNA and RNA
RNA has a hydroxyl group on the 2' carbon when DNA has only a H
Adenine and Guanine
Sugar and base without phosphate group
Amino acids are building blocks for...
What determines the properties of an amino acid
Which are two possible types of isomers
D and L isomers. L isomers dominate D isomers
What are people doing with D isomers
Making pesticides and such with artificial polypeptides of D isomers because most organism dont know hoe to break them down.
Cysteine (cys or C)
Can form disulfide bonds with other cysteines
intra and inter-cross linking
stabilizes folded structure
When you think rigid structure?
Proline(Pro or P) and Glysine(Gly or G)