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Biology 1107 Chapter 5

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Biology 1107 Chapter 5 Biology 1107

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Notes for chapter 5
General Biology
Dr. Silva
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Hunter McElmurray on Friday February 19, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Biology 1107 at East Georgia State College taught by Dr. Silva in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 26 views. For similar materials see General Biology in Biological Sciences at East Georgia State College.


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Date Created: 02/19/16
Biology 1107 Chapter 5: Notes:  Polymer: consists of many similar building blocks  Three of the four biomolecules are polymers: 1. Proteins 2. Carbohydrates 3. Nucleic acids  Four classes of large biological molecules: 1. Carbohydrates 2. Lipids 3. Proteins 4. Nucleic acids  Breakdown =Hydrolysis  Synthesis = Dehydration  Poly= many  Polymers= made of many monomers  Mono= one  Protein- biologically functions molecule that consists of 50 or more polypeptides  Protein account for more than 50% of the dry mass of most cells.  Protein functions: 1. Enzymatic 2. Structural support 3. Storage 4. Transport 5. Cellar communications 6. Movement 7. Defense against foreign substances  Four levels of protein structure:  The primary structure- of a protein is its unique sequence of amino acids  Secondary structure- consists of coils and folds in the polypeptide chain  Tertiary Structure- is determined by interactions among various side chains  Quaternary structure- protein consists of multiple polypeptide chains  Example:  Collagen is fibrous protein  Hemoglobin is a globular protein  Polypeptides- a polymer of amino acids  Amino acids- are organic molecules with carboxyl and amino groups  Collagen- is a fibrous protein consisting of three polypeptide coiled like a rope  Sickle –cell disease- from a single amino acid substitution in the protein hemoglobin


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