Now seriously. What is a protein?
It is a complex polymer molecule made up of repeating sub-units or monomers called amino acids.
Proteins have 4 layers of structure as follows:
1◦ 1 Primary Protein structure – sequence of amino acids “string of pearls”
2 Secondary Protein structure – folding: alpha coils & beta pleats
3 Tertiary Protein structure – folding: globs, spheres & irregular shapes
4 Quaternary Protein structure – orientation in space
Protein synthesis occurs in six steps:
Individual Homework: Write ten sentences describing how proteins are made.
Team Project: Make a labeled model depicting “Protein synthesis” from DNA to Quaternary protein structure.