Learn the steps of protein folding, why and how they fold, and much more. Follow along in the Inspirit Live Room for an interactive experience!

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Key points:

  1. Review concepts on DNA transcription and translation

  2. What are the four parts of an amino acid? Explain how amino acids may be grouped according to the physical and chemical properties of the R group.

  3. How does a peptide bond forms between two amino acids?

  4. What's the difference between a protein and a polypeptide?

  5. What determines protein structure? Why it is important?

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  6. How is the primary structure of a protein determined?

  7. What are the two types of secondary protein structure? What is the role of hydrogen bonding in maintaining secondary structure?

  8. How do weak interactions and disulfide bridges contribute to tertiary protein structure?

  9. What is quaternary protein structure? How does this structure impact function?

  10. What are three conditions under which enzymes may be denatured?

  11. How do chaperonins assist in the proper folding of proteins?