Ch. 4 - Protein StructureWorksheetSee all chapters
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Ch. 1 - Introduction to Biochemistry
Ch. 2 - Water
Ch. 3 - Amino Acids
Ch. 4 - Protein Structure
Ch. 5 - Protein Techniques
Ch. 6 - Enzymes and Enzyme Kinetics
Ch. 7 - Enzyme Inhibition and Regulation
Ch. 8 - Protein Function
Ch. 9 - Carbohydrates
Ch. 10 - Lipids
Ch. 11 - Biological Membranes and Transport
Ch. 12 - Biosignaling
Clutch Review 1: Nucleic Acids, Lipids, & Membranes
Clutch Review 2: Biosignaling, Glycolysis, Gluconeogenesis, & PP-Pathway
Clutch Review 3: Pyruvate & Fatty Acid Oxidation, Citric Acid Cycle, & Glycogen Metabolism
Clutch Review 4: Amino Acid Oxidation, Oxidative Phosphorylation, & Photophosphorylation
Peptide Bond
Primary Structure of Protein
Altering Primary Protein Structure
Drawing a Peptide
Determining Net Charge of a Peptide
Isoelectric Point of a Peptide
Approximating Protein Mass
Peptide Group
Ramachandran Plot
Atypical Ramachandran Plots
Alpha Helix
Alpha Helix Pitch and Rise
Alpha Helix Hydrogen Bonding
Alpha Helix Disruption
Beta Strand
Beta Sheet
Antiparallel and Parallel Beta Sheets
Beta Turns
Tertiary Structure of Protein
Protein Motifs and Domains
Anfinsen Experiment
Protein Folding
Chaperone Proteins
Quaternary Structure
Simple Vs. Conjugated Proteins
Fibrous and Globular Proteins

Concept #1: Motifs and Domains

Concept #2: Protein Motifs

Practice: Which of the following colored regions in the images below is not an example of a supersecondary structure?

Concept #3: Protein Domains

Practice: Which of the following statements concerning a Cas9 endonuclease’s protein domains is true?

Practice: Which of the following is true concerning the motifs and domains of proteins?

Practice: Appropriately label the domains of the membrane embedded protein in the figure below.

Practice: The structure of an immunoglobulin G (antibody) molecule is shown schematically below. The black solid lines depict individual polypeptides and so there are four polypeptides in the quaternary structure of this molecule. Each of the spheres represents a stretch of about 100 amino acids folded independently of the rest of the polypeptide and performs a specific function in the molecule. Therefore, each sphere was given its own individual name (VH, CH1, CH2, etc.). Without knowing any additional details, you can predict that there must be TWELVE ___________________ in this molecule.

Practice: What is the main difference between an endonuclease’s domains and its subunits?