CHAPTER 19. AMINO ACIDS AND PROTEINS. The Importance of Proteins …. Many functions in the body! (supportive, enzymes, hormones, antibodies…) Can be small or very large (hemoglobin: molar mass 64,000) Composed of individual amino acids. A. Proteins and Amino Acids.
AMINO ACIDS AND PROTEINS
However… we typically use 3 letter abbreviations out of convenience (Ala-Gly-Ser)
How might a change in pH affect this?
What kind of interaction would you expect between a glutamic acid and a lysine, in the tertiary structure of a peptide?
What structural level of a protein is affected by denaturation? How is this different from the structural level of a protein affected by hydrolysis?