Problem: Explain the process of protein folding, include the role of chaperone proteins.

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There are four stages of protein folding; primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary.

  • The primary structure is the sequence of amino acids held together by peptide bonds. In this process, amino acids begin to form a long, linear chain of protein.
  • The secondary structure is the protein beginning to fold up. It can have two types of structure:
    •  the alpha helix, a coil shape held by hydrogen bonds in the same direction as the coil. 
    • The beta pleated sheet is an S shape pattern, also with hydrogen bonds holding the structure together. 
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Explain the process of protein folding, include the role of chaperone proteins.


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