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    Describe Christian Anfinsen's ribonuclease renaturation experiments

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    Describe in your own words how Christian Anfinsen's ribonuclease renaturation experiments showed that amino acid sequence determines tertiary structure.

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    The most fascinating aspect of Anfinsen's experiment is that he chose ribonuclease as the protein to be tested. Robonuclease is an enzyme and thus its function (remember function is directly linked to structure in biochemistry) can be easily demonstrated/measured in vitro. He treated ribonulcease ...

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    The expert describes Christian Anfinsen's ribonuclease renaturation experiments.