Tertiary Structure of Protein: Definition & Overview


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Alpha helices and beta-pleated sheets are part of which protein structure?

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1. Which of the following is not a type of interaction that is seen in tertiary structures?

2. Which amino acid forms disulfide bonds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of the tertiary structure of a protein. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include alpha helices and amino acids.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Type of interactions seen in tertiary structures
  • Amino acids that form disulfide bonds
  • Structures occurring between molecules which are acidic, alcohols, or amines
  • The interaction between non-polar hydrophobic side chains
  • Protein structures representative of alpha helices and beta-pleated sheets

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related tertiary structure of a protein lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the tertiary structure of a protein in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding alpha helices and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about amino acids and protein structures

Additional Learning

To learn more about the tertiary structure of a protein, review the lesson called Tertiary Structure of Protein: Definition & Overview. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Protein domains
  • Ionic bonds and non-polar hydrophobic interactions
  • Four levels of protein structure