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Lecture5_08_Handouts - Lecture 5 September 9 2008 Protein...

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1 Lecture 5 – September 9, 2008 Protein function. How do we study proteins? How Proteins Work Only if the protein and the ligand have matching surfaces the interaction will be stable enough Some interaction are very stable, some are very unstable, some are temporary
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2 Binding sites consist of cavities in the protein surface formed by a particular arrangement of amino acids Enzyme catalysis Proteins can catalyze biochemical reactions inside the cells Lysozime, a natural antibiotic, cleaves polysaccharide chains
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3 Enzymes use different mechanisms to lower activation energies and speed up the reaction they catalyze ENZYME CLASS Hydrolase Nuclease Protease Synthase Isomerase BIOCHEMICAL FUNCTION Catalysis of a hydrolitic reaction Hydrolisis of bonds between nucleotides Hydrolisis of peptide bonds Synthesis of molecules by condensation reactions Rearrangement of bonds within a single molecule Enzymes and their functions Polymerase Kinase Phosphatase ATPase Catalysis of polymerization reaction
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2009 for the course BIOL 2104 taught by Professor Dcimini during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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