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Quaternary Structure of Protein: Definition & Overview

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_______ proteins are multimeric proteins with all the same protein subunits.

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1. _______ proteins are multimeric proteins with different protein subunits.

2. Quaternary structure allows a protein to have _______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining how proteins can be chained together, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the quaternary structure of proteins. You'll need to know about multimeric proteins with all the same protein subunits as well as the multimeric proteins with different protein subunits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Function(s) of a protein with a quaternary structure
  • Proteins within the quaternary structure
  • Examples of proteins with quaternary structure

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the levels of protein structure and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about multimeric proteins with different subunits

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Quaternary Structure of Protein: Definition & Overview. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the quaternary protein structure
  • Explain how individual peptide chains fit within the structure
  • Identify the types of protein with a quaternary structure
  • Describe why a protein would take this type of structure
  • Appreciate the difference between homomultimeric and heteromultimeric proteins
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