Bio Chem Task 2

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Heather Smith
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Biochemistry
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August 24, 2015

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Model of Essential Amino Acid Essential amino acids are those amino acids in which the body can not make on its own, instead they must be procured through the foods that we eat (Helmenstein). Lysine is one of the essential amino acids. Two of the chemical properties of lysine are that it is positively charged and it is hydrophilic, which means water loving so it easily dissolves in water (National Center for Biotechnology Information).

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Each NH2 contains one nitrogen atom and two hydrogen atoms­ represented on the diagram as intertwining pipe cleaners color coded to there respective elements (ie NH2 has blue and neon) Each CH2 contains one carbon atom and two hydrogen atoms (pink and neon) OH contains one oxygen atom and one hydrogen atom (orange and neon)

Diagram of Protein Structure

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Dehydration : Creating a Peptide Bond

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Diagram: Peptide Bond Broken by Hydrolysis

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The Four Forces that Stabilize Proteins at Tertiary Level

The tertiary structure of proteins are dictated by several factors. Non polar molecules are also hydrophobic and they tend to gravitate towards the center of a protein structure, where there contact with water is minimized. In addition the polar (hydrophilic) R groups tend to want to congregate towards the outer aspects of the protein structure. A weak force occurs when there are tightly packed non polar R groups inside the protein, this is called Van der Waals interaction.
Hydrogen bonds…...

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