Alpha Helix Protein: Structure & Definition


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Alpha helices are a _____ structure.

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1. What is the most common secondary structure for amino acids?

2. What causes mad cow disease?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of alpha helix protein. Topics you'll need to know include the type of structure alpha helices fall under and the most common secondary structure for amino acids.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Cause of mad cow disease
  • The secondary structure for amino acids that occurs most frequently
  • Why Proline isn't seen in alpha helices
  • Type of structure alpha helices are
  • Bonds that form the alpha helix

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the cause of mad cow disease
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on alpha helix protein
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the bonds that form the alpha helix

Additional Learning

To learn more about alpha helix proteins, review the related lesson titled Alpha Helix Protein: Structure & Definition. The lesson details the following objectives:

  • Learn about hydrogen bonds
  • Determine the difference between the primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure
  • Review the different types of amino acid structures