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    Proteins and enzymes

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    1- Write a brief paragraph that explains the buildup of proteins from amino acids to the final quaternary structure of the protein.

    2-Describe how the structure of an enzyme is essential to its functioning.

    3-What is the fundamental relationship between nucleic acids and protein synthesis?

    4-ATP is the most common storehouse for chemical energy in living systems. Describe in brief what happens when ATP is used for energy. Use the terms ATP, ADP and enzymes, and mitochondria in your description

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    1- Write a brief paragraph that explains the buildup of proteins from amino acids to the final quaternary structure of the protein.

    Amino acids are linked together through peptide bonds to form very long chains known as protein. The sequence of amino acids in a protein is known as its primary structure. Amino acids that are near to each other in the polypeptide chain can interact (referred to as local folding) to form either alpha-helix or beta-pleated sheet which are the secondary structures of protein. Also, those amino acids which are far from each other in the chain can also interact (referred to as distant folding) in order for the protein to assume its three-dimensional structure which is known as the tertiary structure. If a protein is composed of more than one unit, the subunits will join together to form the quaternary structure of the protein (each subunit has its own three-dimensional structure). Only proteins with 2 or more subunits have ...

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