Reason For Learning
Covered in this learning bite is the primary, secondary and tertiary structure of proteins and the function of protein catalysts (enzymes). Proteins can also be used as markers in the diagnosis of some diseases.
After Completing this learning bite you should be able to:
Describe the primary, secondary and tertiary structure of a protein and their impact on its shape and characteristics.
Explain the action of enzymes as catalysts in biochemical reactions.
Describe the denaturation of proteins by heat and changing acidity.
Describe the enzyme -catalysed hydrolysis of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
Describe how protein markers are used in the diagnosis of disease.
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