Which of the following would probably not be affected when a protein is denatured?

A) the folded shape of the protein

B) tertiary structure

C) secondary structure

D) quaternary structure

E) primary structure


Answer: E

Denaturation affects the tertiary structure of a protein as well as having the potential to alter the R-groups involved in secondary folding. The primary structure of amino acid sequencing stands to be the least likely to be affected by changes in pH or temperature.

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