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Homework 1: Due Friday, Sept. 10 th Chemical Engineering 170A: Biochemical Engineering Question 1: Understanding amino acid characteristics Indicate which amino acids of the peptide below have side chains with the following properties: CREATIVELADYGAGAWINSGRAMMY a. Absorbs UV light at 280 nm b. Aromatic c. Sulfur-containing d. Hydrophillic e. Positively charged at pH 8 f. Would be found in the section of a protein surrounded by a lipid bilayer g. O-linked glycosylation is important for the folding of many eukaryotic proteins. Sugar chains are added to the OH side chain of amino acids. How many sites of glycosylation are available in the peptide above? Question 2: Biotechnology and your eyeballs Subtilisin is a non-specific protease often found in contact lens cleaners. It is a globular protein made of several alpha helices and a large beta sheet. Its active site contains three amino acids (Asp, His, and Ser) known as the catalytic triad. a.
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