bio lab 1 - Methionine is placed first and is closest to...

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Biological Molecules Lab Pre-Lab 1. Fructose and galactose are sugars that have the same chemical formula as glucose. 2. Carbohydrates provide the body with a source of fuel & energy and also serve as storage for energy. They are raw materials like sugars and structural materials. 3. Glycine is a type of amino acid. 4. Proteins speed up chemical reactions, play a role in structural support, storage, transport, cellular communication, movement, and defense against foreign substances. 5. Glycerol is an alcohol. 6. This statement is false because not all organic molecules contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. For example, hydrocarbons like methane contain only carbon and hydrogen. Post-Lab 1. The blue cap indicates the starting point of the structure.
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Unformatted text preview: Methionine is placed first and is closest to the blue end cap. The blue end represents the positive end and amino group. 2. As our protein continued to fold, the chemical property of the protein became more compressed and some side chains fell out of place. The bonds became stronger and the protein became more stabilized after each property was applied. The hydrophobic side chains were buried inside the protein and acids and bases paired up. 3. Yes, we were able to fold our protein so that all of the chemical properties were in effect at the same time. 4. No, our protein did not look like the proteins of our classmates because of the different placements of our amino acid side chains....
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2010 for the course BIOLOGY 2050 taught by Professor Coombs during the Spring '10 term at Adelphi.

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