Biochem chapter 4
overview of protein structure
o the spatial arrangement of atoms in a protein of any part of a protein
is called its conformation.
The possible conformations of a protein or protein segment
include any structural state it can achiev
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to biochemistry
1. What are the major structural attributes of prokaryotes that distinguish them
- prokaryotes do not have nuclear membranes
2. What might be an advantage of compartmentalization of cells?
- Each com
Biochem chapter 5
o The functions of many proteins involve the reversible binding of other
molecules. A molecule bound reversibly by a protein is called a ligand.
A ligand may be any kind of molecule, including another
Biochem chapter 3
Amino Acids, peptides, and proteins
o Proteins are the molecular instrument through which genetic
information is expressed.
o The proteins of every organism are made from the same set of 20
To generate a particular pr
Van Der Waals interactions are weak interatomic attractions
o When two uncharged atoms are brought very close togther, their
surrounding electron clouds influence each other.
Random variations in the positions of the electrons around
one nucleus may