Protein Stereospecificity Article Review by Top Papers

Protein Stereospecificity
A review of a scientific article on protein stereospecificity.
# 135957 | 750 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Biology (Molecular and Cell) , Chemistry (Biochemistry)

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This paper critically reviews a scientific article that deals with stereoisomerism of proteins and other molecules. An explanation of isomers is included, as well as the theory behind the significance of this concept. X-ray crysallography is briefly covered with respect to the relevance of this paper. The article points out that biochemical reactions are not flat, but three-dimensional.

From the Paper:

"Enzymatic mechanisms and drug interactions depend on the shape of the protein molecules that they interrelate with. Biological systems depend not only on the composition of molecules, but their form and orientation in space (Alberts et. al.). An important concept in the shape of large protein molecules is their stereospecificity. This property means that in order for a protein to properly attach to a receptor it must have the atoms that make it up in the right configuration (Alberts et. al.). Simply because two compounds theoretically interact on paper does not mean that they will."

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