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ch03 - Chapter3 enzymaticcatalysis coordinatedmotion...

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1/31/2011 1 Chapter 3 Amino Acids and Peptides Proteins play a critical role in almost every biological process: enzymatic catalysis transport and storage of smaller molecules and ions coordinated motion micro and macroscopic structural support and integrity, primarily collagen and elastin immune response generation and transmission of nerve impulse growth and development control substrate for metabolism Is the carbon a chiral center? Side chain nomenclature 3 2
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1/31/2011 2 Recall, non superimposable mirror images are enantiomers 3 3a (S) (R) The RS configuration of L alanine is shown perspective 3 3 Fischer projection
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