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tertiary protein structure functional groups

Postby junkeeroo » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:50 pm

Hi all,

Would appreciate if you could help me with this question that I'm struggling with. Thanks in advance!

Which of the following functional groups forms cross bridges that help stabilize protein tertiary structures?
a. hydroxyl
b. carbonyl
c. amino
d. phosphate
e. sulfhydryl
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Postby kolean » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:35 pm

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Postby junkeeroo » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:55 am

thanks kolean!
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Postby JackBean » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:53 am

all of them
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Postby kolean » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:34 pm

I focused on the word 'stabilize' more than I did the 'cross bridges' and center it all the word tertiary structure (not secondary structure, like in polypeptides).
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Postby jwalin » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:27 am

all of them is the answer as the 4 types of bonding (namely hydrogen, hydrophobic, electrostatic and disulphide) are involved in making the secondary, tertiary and quatenary structure)
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Postby jwalin » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:29 am

kolean wrote:I focused on the word 'stabilize' more than I did the 'cross bridges' and center it all the word tertiary structure (not secondary structure, like in polypeptides).

all of the 4 bonds stabilise.
and as i stated in my earlier post all 4 are involved in the sec, tert and quat structure :wink:
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