Need Help With Amino Acids and Proteins

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Need Help With Amino Acids and Proteins
« on: 02/06/2005 03:39:19 »
Hi everyone! I'm having problems with finding good articles that explain the structure and purposes of amino acids and proteins in detail.

Can somebody help me out? I'd appreciate it. Thx.





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Re: Need Help With Amino Acids and Proteins
« Reply #1 on: 02/06/2005 10:27:26 »
Wow, huge question.
If you want a useful answer you might want to be more specific...
do you want details of the amino acid bonds?
the primary structure?
the secondary structure (alpha helices, beta sheets, different kinds of turns)
the tertiary structure (how the secondary structure features fit together)
quaternary structure (how different amino acid chains interact to form whole proteins)

I'm not sure what level you're coming at this from.
If you want general information on all of the above I'd suggest either search more specifically for things like the different types of structure or you head down to your local library and have a look at a text book on biochemistry (which will have all the basic info in one place and will give you a starting point).

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Re: Need Help With Amino Acids and Proteins
« Reply #2 on: 02/06/2005 19:45:00 »
quote:
Originally posted by rosy

Wow, huge question.
If you want a useful answer you might want to be more specific...
do you want details of the amino acid bonds?
the primary structure?
the secondary structure (alpha helices, beta sheets, different kinds of turns)
the tertiary structure (how the secondary structure features fit together)
quaternary structure (how different amino acid chains interact to form whole proteins)

I'm not sure what level you're coming at this from.
If you want general information on all of the above I'd suggest either search more specifically for things like the different types of structure or you head down to your local library and have a look at a text book on biochemistry (which will have all the basic info in one place and will give you a starting point).




Alright. Thx. I guess i need a little bit of info on all of the stuff you brought up. I think i'll just head to the library then.

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