tertiary structure of protien

Viewing 2 reply threads
  • Author
    • #12070

      first of all i would like to apologize if this is the incorrect place for this post
      second of all this is a great website you rock

      my question is regarding the tertiary structure of a protien i dont understand exaxtly what its composed of, im studying from the campbel reece book and i find the details a bit confusing.
      what exactly are the components of the tertiary structure if im not mistaken i beileve it has one polypeptide chain and an alpha helix but does it or does it not contain a pleated sheet structure??? ❓ ❓ ❓
      thnx in advance

    • #93991

      The tertiary structure is 3D structure of one polypeptide chain. Whether it has helix or sheet, that depends on the concrete protein 😉 But most of them have a little of both 😉

    • #94097

      Perhaps one way to explain this is that a Tertiary structure arises/occurs when two or more secondary structures (helix or sheet) are present in one polypeptide chain.

      Jay Dela Cruz, Ph.D.


      [A posting is only as good/reliable as the one posting it. I provide a link to CellSpecific to add to my credibility. Please remove my post altogether if you intend to remove the link].

Viewing 2 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.