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Only proline differs from this basic structure as it contains an unusual ring to the N-end amine group, which forces the CO—NH amide moiety into a fixed conformation. Once linked in the protein chain, an individual amino acid is called a residue, and the linked series of carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen atoms are known as the main chain or protein backbone.
The other two dihedral angles in the peptide bond determine the local shape assumed by the protein backbone. The words protein, polypeptide, and peptide are a little ambiguous and can overlap in meaning.
Protein is generally used to refer to the complete biological molecule in a stable conformationwhereas peptide is generally reserved for a short amino acid oligomers often lacking a stable three-dimensional structure.
However, the boundary between the two is not well defined and usually lies near 20—30 residues. Interactions Proteins can interact with many types of molecules, including with other proteinswith lipidswith carboyhydratesand with DNA. Smaller bacteria, such as Mycoplasma or spirochetes contain fewer molecules, on the order of 50, to 1 million.
By contrast, eukaryotic cells are larger and thus contain much more protein. For instance, yeast cells have been estimated to contain about 50 million proteins and human cells on the order of 1 to 3 billion.
For instance, of the 20, or so proteins encoded by the human genome, only 6, are detected in lymphoblastoid cells. Eukaryotes, bacteria, archaea and viruses have on average, and 42 proteins respectively coded in their genomes.
Protein biosynthesis Proteins are assembled from amino acids using information encoded in genes. Each protein has its own unique amino acid sequence that is specified by the nucleotide sequence of the gene encoding this protein. The genetic code is a set of three-nucleotide sets called codons and each three-nucleotide combination designates an amino acid, for example AUG adenine - uracil - guanine is the code for methionine.
Because DNA contains four nucleotides, the total number of possible codons is 64; hence, there is some redundancy in the genetic code, with some amino acids specified by more than one codon. Most organisms then process the pre-mRNA also known as a primary transcript using various forms of Post-transcriptional modification to form the mature mRNA, which is then used as a template for protein synthesis by the ribosome.
In prokaryotes the mRNA may either be used as soon as it is produced, or be bound by a ribosome after having moved away from the nucleoid. In contrast, eukaryotes make mRNA in the cell nucleus and then translocate it across the nuclear membrane into the cytoplasmwhere protein synthesis then takes place.
The rate of protein synthesis is higher in prokaryotes than eukaryotes and can reach up to 20 amino acids per second.
The mRNA is loaded onto the ribosome and is read three nucleotides at a time by matching each codon to its base pairing anticodon located on a transfer RNA molecule, which carries the amino acid corresponding to the codon it recognizes.
The growing polypeptide is often termed the nascent chain.
Proteins are always biosynthesized from N-terminus to C-terminus. The average size of a protein increases from Archaea to Bacteria to Eukaryote, residues and 31, 34, 49 kDa respecitvely due to a bigger number of protein domains constituting proteins in higher organisms.
Peptide synthesis Short proteins can also be synthesized chemically by a family of methods known as peptide synthesiswhich rely on organic synthesis techniques such as chemical ligation to produce peptides in high yield.
Chemical synthesis is inefficient for polypeptides longer than about amino acids, and the synthesized proteins may not readily assume their native tertiary structure. Most chemical synthesis methods proceed from C-terminus to N-terminus, opposite the biological reaction.
A single protein subunit is highlighted.
Chaperonins assist protein folding. Three possible representations of the three-dimensional structure of the protein triose phosphate isomerase. All-atom representation colored by atom type. Simplified representation illustrating the backbone conformation, colored by secondary structure.
Solvent-accessible surface representation colored by residue type acidic residues red, basic residues blue, polar residues green, nonpolar residues white. The shape into which a protein naturally folds is known as its native conformation.
A protein is a polyamide. Because secondary structures are local, many regions of different secondary structure can be present in the same protein molecule. Tertiary structure is generally stabilized by nonlocal interactions, most commonly the formation of a hydrophobic corebut also through salt bridgeshydrogen bonds, disulfide bondsand even posttranslational modifications.
The term "tertiary structure" is often used as synonymous with the term fold. The tertiary structure is what controls the basic function of the protein. Proteins are not entirely rigid molecules.
In addition to these levels of structure, proteins may shift between several related structures while they perform their functions. In the context of these functional rearrangements, these tertiary or quaternary structures are usually referred to as " conformations ", and transitions between them are called conformational changes.
Such changes are often induced by the binding of a substrate molecule to an enzyme's active siteor the physical region of the protein that participates in chemical catalysis. In solution proteins also undergo variation in structure through thermal vibration and the collision with other molecules.
From left to right are:Mulder went on to identify the products of protein degradation such as the amino acid leucine for which he found a (nearly correct) molecular weight of Da.
Prior to "protein", other names were used, like "albumins" or "albuminous materials" (Eiweisskörper, in German). STEROIDS is an international research journal devoted to studies on all chemical and biological aspects of steroidal moieties. The journal focuses on.
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Print Book & E-Book. ISBN , 蛋白質（ 英語： protein ，舊稱「朊」 ）是大型生物分子，或高分子，它由一個或多個由胺基酸 殘基組成的長鏈條組成。 胺基酸分子呈線性排列，相鄰胺基酸殘基的羧基和氨基通過肽鍵連接在一起。 蛋白質的胺基酸序列是由對應基因所編碼。 除了遺傳密碼所編碼的20種「標準」胺基酸，在蛋白質中.