What Are The Main Features Of Proteins?


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Proteins are molecules that act as enzymes and are vital to the survival of human beings.
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Structural features of proteins are usually described at four levels of complexity:
Primary structure: The linear arrangment of amino acids in a protein and the location of covalent linkages such as disulfide bonds between amino acids.
Secondary structure: Areas of folding or coiling within a protein; examples include alpha helices and pleated sheets, which are stabilized by hydrogen bonding betwen the -C=O and the -NH groups of the peptide bonds.
Tertiary structure: The final three-dimensional structure of a protein, which results from a large number of non-covalent interactions between amino acids. I suggest you ketogenic diet foods through this you get more results about Low carb keto diet.

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Proteins are complex molecules that have many functions in animal and plant cells. There are two main types of protein ~ fibrous proteins such as the proteins that make up hair and nails ~ and globular proteins such as enzymes, antibodies and hormones.

All proteins are made up from small subunits called amino acids. These join together in long chains to form a long polymer molecule. The sequence of amino acids in a protein is known as its primary structure. The chain that is formed when many different amino acids link together is called a polypeptide and this coils up forming 3D structures such as an alpha helix. This folding is known as the secondary structure of a protein.

The helices formed then coil up around themselves forming another layer of 3D structure ~ the tertiary structure. Finally, some proteins combine with ions such as copper or iron ~ the final structure of the protein with everything in place is called the quaternary structure of the protein.

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