Denatured proteins are hydrolyzed, and the peptide bonds are broken down into easily digestible amino acids. Protein supplements often contain denatured proteins to increase absorption. Athletes use denatured proteins to... More »

When an enzyme is denatured, it can lose some of its original properties and may not be able to perform its natural functions. An enzyme may be denatured by high temperatures. More »

When DNA is denatured, the hydrogen bonds that hold the double helix together break apart, separating the DNA molecule into two single strands. Denaturation occurs as the temperature increases, according to Ian VanLare, ... More »

Enzymes are proteins that consist of chains of amino acids connected together by peptide bonds. An enzyme molecule may have one or more of these polypeptide chains. More »

Free-form amino acids do not contain peptide bonds as they are the monomer building blocks of proteins. As explained by Dr. John W. Kimball, peptide bonds form between two amino acids, creating long polypeptide chains. P... More »

A quaternary structure is a protein that has two or more coils of peptide chains. Different types of bonds bind the chains into a specific shape, forming one of the two types of quaternary proteins: fibrous and globular. More »

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Enzymes are organic molecular proteins composed of amino acids. At any point in time, when work is taking place within a cell, it is being accomplished by the enzymes. Their purpose is to facilitate swift chemical reacti... More »