There are a lot of proteins out there in the biological world. We’ve barely scratched the surface, so this mid-semester project will take you a little deeper into the nature of proteins.
Pick a protein that interests you and work through the following…
- Find an image of this protein’s function.
- How large is this protein? What kind of shape does it have?
- What are the different levels of protein structure like?
Recently, scientists figured out the structure of TRPA1, the so-called wasabi receptor, a protein that allows us to taste certain foods as spicy hot.
By using whatever resources you’d like, work on answering the following questions with your peers… Continue reading