Lesson 4 - Objectives

From the study design:

  • Amino acids as the monomers of a polypeptide chain and the resultant hierarchical levels of structure that give rise to a functional protein
  • Proteins as a diverse group of molecules that collectively make an organism’s proteome, including enzymes as catalysts in biochemical pathways

By the end of this lesson you should be able to...

  • Understand that proteins have a vast range of functions
  • Define proteome
  • Label a general structure of an amino acid 
  • Identify a condensation polymerisation reaction, including the input (energy) and the output (water)
  • Define the following levels of protein structure
      • Primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary 
  • Understand the connection between tertiary structure, shape and function 
  • Understand the difference between polypeptide chain and protein
      • Polypeptide = chain of amino acids (no function) 
      • Protein = a functional unit (due to tertiary or quaternary structure)
Experiencing issues with MemBrain?

Let us know what the problem is, and we’ll get back to you ASAP. 




Don't have an account?

Join MemBrain Today!


Have questions?

We'll get back to you as soon as possible.
If you haven't heard back from us in 24 hours, be sure to check your spam folder.