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what are the four levels or structure of protien



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Hi Chris...

as you must know proteins are made of amino acids arranged in polypeptide chains, and the order of them in these chains is called primary structure. The regular way in which the polypeptide chains are arranged in space to form a protein molecule is called secondary structure. The arrangement of the three-dimensional structure of the polypeptide chain in space is the tertiary structure.

The arrangement of the combination of two or more polypeptide chains constitutes the quartenary structure.

Quite simple, isn't? If you just remember that the molecular weights of proteins range usually from 10,000 to 100,000 daltons (one dalton is the weight of one hydrogen atom) and that 20 different amino-acids in a chain 100 amino acids long can be arranged in far more than 10 to its 100 potency ( number 1 followed by 100 zeroes) ways!
Thanks for asking NEWTON!

Mabel



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