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TOPIC 5: AMINO ACIDS AND PROTEINS (CHOs) THREE FUNDAMENTAL PROPOSITIONS Proteins are polymers of amino acids (AA) consisting of a linear chain of covalently bonded AA. The shape, and thus also the function, of a protein is ultimately determined by the specific linear sequence of AA in the protein. There are different classes of proteins. Study proteins on pp. 40 - 53. You are responsible for carbohydrates pp 61 - 66 all on your own. I will barely mention CHOs in lectures because I want you to learn the necessary material on your own . For the CHOs you must at least be able to accurately describe what they are as well as be able to describe monosaccharides, disaccharides, polysaccharides and the CHO polymers starch, glycogen, cellulose and chitin. For each of these you should know their basic structure and their function. Know also α -glycosidic and β -glycosidic bonds. Within proteins we will look at the chemistry of amino acids using alanine as our model and we will discuss the special nature of glycine . You must learn, on your own, the structure of two other amino
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2008 for the course BIO 1140 taught by Professor Fenwick during the Winter '07 term at University of Ottawa.

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