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    Egg Whites as an Emergency Antidote

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    A globular protein in aqueous surroundings contains the following amino acid residues; phenylamine, methionine, glutamate, lysine, and alanine. Which amono acid would have their side chains directed toward the inside of the proteins and which would have their side chaind directed toward the aqueous surroundings?

    I also need to know how egg white can serve as an emergency antidote for heavy metal poisoning.

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    Hydrophobic residues will not want to be near the aqueous interface. Rather, they will prefer to be buried in the interior of the protein so as to minimize their interaction with water. Remember, water is highly polar. Hydrophilic substances are those that "love water." Therefore, ...

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    This solution describes proteins and amino acids and their properties in aqueous surroundings.