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Post by nsteel10 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:03 pm

Why is it that amino acids with the slighty different amino acid sequences can have similar functions?

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Post by REN » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:29 pm

Mabey I can help, just explain what your asking for me.

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Post by canalon » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:20 pm

Have you considered reading your textbook? And thought about the diffrent roles that amino acids do play in a protein (structure, function...)?
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Post by mith » Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:43 am

remote homologues, google it
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Post by Darby » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:47 pm

Amino acids attach to each other in bonds that orient them in three dimensions, and altogether, they produce proteins with very particular three-dimensional shapes.

Consider what happens when you change the connections between the amino acids by putting a different one in one or a few spots. Maybe, for what the protein does, nothing happens. Maybe, if the shape of something critical changes, the whole protein stops working, or actually does something different from what it did before.

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