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Amino Acids


The structure of proteins

A brief introduction to protein structure including primary, secondary and tertiary structure.

Hydrolysis of proteins

Hydrolysing proteins using hydrochloric acid.

Proteins as enzymes

A simple introduction to how enzymes act as catalysts. The page assumes a knowledge of protein structure.

The effect of changing conditions on enzyme catalysis

An explanation of the effect of substrate concentration, temperature and pH on enzymes. This page follows on from the "Proteins as enzymes" page.

Enzyme inhibitors

A look at various ways in which enzymes can be prevented from catalysing their reactions. This also follows on from the "Proteins as enzymes" page.