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Assignment: Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
Submit on 29/08/08
1. What are the four amino acid classes? What structural criteria are used to assign the
standard -amino acids into these classes? Provide examples.
2. List and describe the diverse functions performed by proteins.
3. Describe the process of protein denaturation. What conditions cause denaturation?
4. Most amino acids appear bluish purple when treated with ninhydrin reagent. Proline
and hydroxyproline appear yellow. Suggest a reason for the difference.
Question 10 – 22 from text book page 159