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What is the catalysis function of proteins?
This function serves to catalyze almost all reactions occuring in the body with an average enhancement of a trillion times faster.
What is the primnary structure of proteins?
amino acid sequence of the protein, covalently maintained with amide bonds.
What is the function and relationship of primary structures?
The role of biological function that a protein displays gives rise to the 3-D structure which gives rise to specific functionality.
What does homologous mean?
the same protein in different species are not identical are termed homologous
What does conserved mean?
the proteins contain large regions that are conserved or identical but also regions that are variable
What is important about 1953 in biochemistry?
This is the year that Watson and Crick deduced the double helix for DNA and also the year that Sanger intriduced a method to sequence peptides
How does one determine the location of the N-terminus?
by using 1-flouro-2,4-dinitrobenzene and dansyl chloride. both will react specifically with the amino residue to yeild a highly flourescent derivative. Also they both will destoy the remainder of the polypeptide