From Peptide Bonds to Protein Structure
Lecture no. 4 from the course: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works
Taught by Professor Kevin Ahern | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Learn how peptide bonds join amino acids to form an almost unlimited number of protein types. The order of amino acids matters, but even more important are the shapes they form. Survey primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary protein structures, with examples—from silk (a fibrous protein with mostly secondary structure) to the intricately folded hemoglobin protein (a quaternary structure).