Proteins have primary structure

biomolecules
cbse

#1

Proteins have primary structure. If you are given a method to know which amino acid is at either of
the two termini (ends) of a protein, can you connect this information to purity or homogeneity of a protein?


#2

The sequence of amino acids, i.e., the positional information in a protein which is the first amino acid, which is second and so on is called the primary structure of a protein.
The first amino acid is also called as N-terminal amino acid. The last amino acid is called the C-terminal amino acid. Yes, we can connect this information to purity or homogeneity of a protein. Based on number of amino and carboxyl groups, there are acidic (e.g., glutamic acid), basic (lysine) and neutral (valine) amino acids, proteins may he acidic, basic and neutral.