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What is a tertiary structure of a protein? What type of bonds does it go through and with what groups?
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Primary structure is the covalent bonding between the atoms of a protein. It's what essentially defines the protein, as it determines the sequence of the amino acid residues. The rest of the structures are built on top of primary.

Secondary structure is the hydrogen bonding between the groups on the protein - responsible for the helix shape usually.

Tertiary structure is the stronger bonds (such as ionic or disulphide S-S covalent bonds) which contribute to the overall 3D shape of the molecule. They are formed by using ions or S atoms on the group.


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