Biochemistry is the study of life in concerning how it functions at molecular level.

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  • Supersecondary Structures
    on Jun 1, 2011 in 06-Supersecondary Structures
  • Tertiary Structure
    on Jun 1, 2011 in 07-Tertiary Structure
  • Secondary Structure of Proteins
    on May 26, 2011 in 05-Secondary Structure
    Polypeptide chains fold into regular repeating structures. In 1951, Linus Pauling and Robert Corey proposed two periodic structures called the a-helix and the b-pleated sheet. Subsequently other structures such as the b-turn (beta turn) and W-loop (o...
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  • Primary Structure of Proteins
    on May 24, 2011 in 04-Primary Structure
    Figure 1 Hierarchy of protein structureThe primary structure of a protein is important as it is the foundation in which ultimately the higher structures of the protein are determined, and thus the function of the protein. Primary structure of a prote...
  • The Peptide Bond
    on May 23, 2011 in 03-The Peptide Bond
    Amino acids can react with each other repetitively to form polymers. Polymerisation of amino acids forms the basis of forming peptides and proteins. Refer to figure 1b. Figure 1 Peptide bond formationAn amino acid consists of an amino group and a ca...
  • Amino Acids
    on May 16, 2011 in 02-Amino Acids
    Proteins are fascinating macromolecules. They all have different structures and functions. Haemoglobin carries oxygen in the bloodstream. Insulin binds to receptors on certain cell surfaces (the receptor being a protein as well) and stimulates the up...
  • Introduction
    on May 14, 2011 in 01-Introduction
    Life is interesting and it is all around us, the tree outside your window, the insect crawling on your wall, the microscopic bacteria on your keyboard and paper, and even you. Biologists argue that the basic unit of life is a cell, a biochemist would...
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