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Specialty Chemistry Forums => Biochemistry and Chemical Biology Forum => Topic started by: anita on July 24, 2004, 01:54:13 AM

Title: Chemistry
Post by: anita on July 24, 2004, 01:54:13 AM
When a protein is heated it gets denatured. When it is cooled it regains its conformation but there is loss of protein function. I want to know that if a protein regains its conformation on cooling, then why does it lose its function.
Title: Re:Chemistry
Post by: thallium chick on August 18, 2004, 01:54:37 PM
if im reading this correct, you might just answered your own question

could it be because the heat made it loose its functioning ablilites  :)
Title: Re:Chemistry
Post by: Mitch on August 19, 2004, 05:29:26 PM
As long as the active site has the same conformation as before it should still work?
Title: Re:Chemistry
Post by: Donaldson Tan on August 24, 2004, 04:40:00 AM
there's a special protein in our body that can repair denatured proteins.