Biomolecules

Biomolecules

Question

Write one difference between α -helix and β -pleated structures of proteins.

Answer

α - helix: It has a polypeptide chain which forms all possible hydrogen bonds twisting it into a right-handed screw. (helix)

β - pleated: It has peptide chain which is stretched out to nearly maximum extension and then laid side by side which are held by intermolecular hydrogen bonds.

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