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anita

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« 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.

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« Reply #1 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  :)

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2004, 05:29:26 PM »
As long as the active site has the same conformation as before it should still work?
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2004, 04:40:00 AM »
there's a special protein in our body that can repair denatured proteins.
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