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Proteins

  • Mikhail V. Volkenstein

Abstract

At the molecular level of life processes we encounter informational biopoly-mers, i.e. macromolecules of proteins and nucleic acids. The role of nucleic acids is “legislative”: they are responsible for the biosynthesis of proteins. The role of proteins is “executive”. They can do everything; they are only incapable of self-synthesis. In other words, all functions of a cell, organism or species are determined at the molecular level by proteins. The structure of proteins and their functional dynamics are thus subject to natural selection.

Keywords

Secondary Structure Primary Structure Globular Protein Protein Chain Protein Globule 
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  1. 1.MoscowRussia

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