Kayla
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Kayla asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 9 years ago

What is the structure of Amino acids, and how are they formed into proteins?

Please help me out with this question c;

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  • Joanna
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    9 years ago
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    Amino acids are dipeptide chains that consist of repeating monomer units, that contain both a carboxylic acid group (-COOH) and an amine group (-NH2). A "chain" of amino acids forms a protein.

    I have learnt a bit about this but mostly only in chemistry this site might be helpful in providing more information.

    http://www.ann.com.au/MedSci/amino.htm

  • 9 years ago

    amino acids are the basic units of proteins they have the form see picture at http://blog.drewberman.com/wp-content/uploads/2011...

    or u could look up the basic structure any where online. the r group varies depending on what amino acid it is we only use about 20 amino acids there are more found in nature but we only really use these 20 there is a 4 step process for the building of a protein the first is just a string of amino acids forming peptide bonds between each other. the second is back bone h bonding interactions that give it the alpha helix or beta sheet form ( there are others but theses two are most common) the third is r group interactions the attached r groups are unique and can behave accordingly when they come into contact with each other forming hydrogen bonds, van der wals and disulfide etc mostly weak and transitory bonds that are meaningless until the hundreds upon thousands of these bonds coming together and causing the protein to be changing its shape and therefore giving it a function. the fourth step may or may not occur this is when two or more different polypeptide chains interact and give an extreeeemely large protein.

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