Protein Structure Animation
Proteins are composed of chains of amino acids arranged in a specific sequence. That sequence is referred to as its Primary Structure. The way it bends, twists, bonds, folds and groups with other chains make up its Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary structures. View a protein structure animation and watch for these four protein structures. There is no assignment but you should be familiar with these structures for future quizzes or tests.
Proteins are made in the process of translation, where RNA is translated on ribosomes to synthesize proteins from amino acids. RNA is synthesized from DNA, and enters the ribosome where protein translation and synthesis occurs. Watch the video below to gain a better understanding of the process.