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Unformatted text preview: 3. The polypeptide chain is referred to as the primary structure of the protein. 4. The specific amino acids in the polypeptide chain will determine its ultimate conformation, or shape, and hence, its function. Even one amino acid substitution in the bonding sequence of a polypeptide can dramatically alter the final protein's shape and ability to function. Peptide Bond How do polypeptides vary? 1. Number of amino acids in the chain: 501000 or so 2. Which kind of amino acids are in the chain (of the 20 types) 3. How many of each kind of amino acid 4. The bonding order or sequence of amino acids...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '10
- Amino Acids