Proteins - Proteins

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Proteins   * Structure - Proteins consist of long chains of amino acids. Since their are twenty  different amino acids, there is almost an infinite variety of proteins that can be  synthesized.   amino acids - The basic monomer of a protein. Amino acids all contain an amine  (amino) and a carboxyl (acid) functional group. Each of the twenty amino acids contain  a different "R" group.   Examples of amino acids include lysine, serine, and phenylalanine.   The amino acids in a protein are held together by covalent bonds known as "peptide"  bonds. Proteins may be made of more than 100 amino acids and are therefore  complicated molecules.   Four Levels of Protein Structure   1. Primary Level - The sequence of amino acids   2. Secondary Level - Alpha helix, coiling due to hydrogen bonding
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