Fibrous - proteins are major structural components of the cell or tissue for example they are prominent in connective tissues Thus their role tends

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Fibrous Fibrous proteins are elongated structures, with the polypeptide chains arranged in long strands (parallel strands along a single axis). Long fibers or sheets. Physically tough. The tertiary structure may be based on alpha helix or Beta sheet. The particular form of secondary structure may stretch through a large part of the protein. The fibrous
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Unformatted text preview: proteins are major structural components of the cell or tissue, for example, they are prominent in connective tissues. Thus their role tends to be static in providing a structural framework. Examples: collagen (tendon, cartilage, and bone), elastin (skin), tubulin and actin (cell shape, motility, muscle movement)...
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 at Broward College.

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