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Unformatted text preview: the hair fiber, where -keratin filaments are synthesized inside living epidermal cells and assembled into ropelike structures. The fundamental structural element of -keratin is the -helix. Using what you know about the dimensions of an -helix, about how many amino acids would be added to a hair in one day, and what would the estimated MW be for these added amino acids? You only need to set up this problem. Glutamate Histidine A B C D A B C D A B D C A B C D...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYCH 179 taught by Professor Koob during the Fall '09 term at UCSD.
- Fall '09