As stated in the problem, only hydrogen bonding was affected. Thus, covalent bonding, which comprises the peptide bonds will not be affected. Though disruption of hydrogen bonding will surely affect many of the protein's properties.
If the environmental conditions interfere with the hydrogen bonding within a protein, what may happen? Mark all answers that apply.
A. The shape of the protein may change
B. The secondary structure of the protein may be affected.
C. The protein may not function the same (could be better or worse)
D. The peptide bonds will break, affecting the primary structure
E. The protein may become denatured.
F. Changes in hydrogen bonds will not affect protein shape or functioning.