Asked in Genetics, Science Experiments, Biochemistry
Why do proteins perform so many different functions?
There are four levels of structure in a protein. These different levels give proteins many possible shapes and properties. ...
Asked in Carbohydrates and Low-Carb Diets
Is this true or false proteins can be used interchangeably in the body because they have similar structures?
False. Proteins have very specific shapes and functions and cannot be used interchangeably. ...
Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
Consequences of proteins containing different numbers and different types of amino acids?
As proteins contain different numbers and types of amino acids they are different shapes and have different affinities for water and lipids. ...
Asked in Genetics
Why is protein structure important?
it important because it can make many complex shape and each shapes can have different functions. Not only that, but misshapen proteins cause diseases such as Alzheimer disease and cystic fibrosis. Chaperone proteins assist new proteins in folding correctly during development. Without these proteins, they would not fold properly. ...
Why do cells in a multicellular organism have different shapes?
With cells, the rule of thumb is, structure defines function. Different cells throughout the body perform different functions. To perform these functions, they need different shapes. They all have the same DNA, but different "blueprints" are activated depending on where they are in the body. ...
Why do red blood cells and white blood cells have different shapes?
white and red blood cells have 2 different shapes because they have 2 different functions in the body. ...
Asked in Cell Biology (cytology)
Why do the nerve cell and the sperm cell have different structures and shapes?
From structure, comes function. Cells have differentiated into different shapes based on the functions they are tasked to carry out. ...
Asked in Science, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry
What is the chemical shape of proteins?
There is no real chemical shape of proteins. These are macromolecules, generally with molecular weights of 50,000g/mol (or daltons). Different proteins have different shapes depending on chemical and steric interactions and all proteins are made of amino acid chains ...