BiologyOct30th2006 - 3 An unfavorable change in temperature...

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Dustin Lee 10/30/2006 Biology Block C 1. A protein is a polymer constructed from a set of just twenty kinds of monomers called amino acids. Some examples of proteins form structures such as hair and fur, make up muscles, and provide long-term nutrient storage. 2. There are twenty different amino acids that make up proteins. Cells create proteins by linking amino acids together into a chain called a polypeptide.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. An unfavorable change in temperature, pH, or some other quality of the environment can cause a protein to unravel and lose its normal shape. This process is called denatureation of the protein. 4. All amino acids consist of an amino group and a carboxyl group. All amino acids also consist of a hydrogen atom. The one thing that separates amino acids is the side group....
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