Welcome Guest Search | Active Topics |

Tag as favorite
Structures
sunshine142
#1 Posted : Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:37:20 PM
Rank: Newbie

Groups: Registered
Joined: 5/30/2014
Posts: 2

Thanks: 0 times
Was thanked: 0 time(s) in 0 post(s)
Hello,

Could someone please explain in the most basic terms the differences between primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary structure? I'm a little confused. Thanks!
sandrahosseini
#2 Posted : Sunday, June 29, 2014 8:15:13 PM
Rank: Instructor

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/1/2013
Posts: 1

Thanks: 0 times
Was thanked: 0 time(s) in 0 post(s)
Hi sunshine 142,

The primary structure is a series of amino acids connected by peptide bonds. The secondary structure is the primary structure held by hydrogen bonds forming either an alpha helice or beta pleated sheet. The tertiary structure is the 3D structure of a protein held by 6 different forces such as ionic bonds, hydrophobic forces, van der waals forces etc. The quaternary structure is made up of protein subunits and have the same forces as tertiary structures.

Hope that helps,

Sandra
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Tag as favorite
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Clean Slate theme by Jaben Cargman (Tiny Gecko)
Powered by YAF | YAF © 2003-2009, Yet Another Forum.NET
This page was generated in 0.085 seconds.