Proteins and Enzymes

ID #1033

I have written in my notes that prions result from an error in the secondary structure. Is this a result from an amino acid placed in the wrong primary structure sequence, or does it have something to do with the hydrogen bonds?

The primary structures (sequences) of both versions of the protein are identical. This is what makes it so unusual that they fold differently, but to be more specific about your question, it's the hydrogen bonding that is different, not the primary structure.

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