Human Biology, 14 Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-25924-574-9

Chapter 2 - Section 2.6 - Proteins - Check Your Progress: 3

Answer

The shape of a protein is determined by the chain of amino acids in the protein. Even a small change in protein shape can completely change the function of a protein. Changes in protein shape are responsible for Alzheimer's and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

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The shape of a protein is determined by the chain of amino acids in the protein. Even a small change in protein shape can completely change the function of a protein. Changes in protein shape are responsible for Alzheimer's and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
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