Question

The protein ribonuclease A in its native, or most stable, form is folded into a compact globular shape.A gentle reducing agent converts the four ¬S¬S¬ linkages in ribonuclease A to eight ¬S¬H bonds. What effect do you predict this conversion to have on the tertiary structure and entropy of the protein?

Expert Answer

Want to see the step-by-step answer?

Check out a sample Q&A here.

Want to see this answer and more?

Experts are waiting 24/7 to provide step-by-step solutions in as fast as 30 minutes!*

*Response times may vary by subject and question complexity. Median response time is 34 minutes for paid subscribers and may be longer for promotional offers.
Tagged in
Science
Biology

Biotechnology

Biochemistry

Related Biology Q&A

Find answers to questions asked by students like you.

Q: During which meiosis division does ploidy reduction occur? Does ploidy reduction occur in mitosis?

A: Step 1 Ploidy refers to the number of sets of chromosomes. Haploid organisms or cells consists of on...

Q: Anatomy and physiology

A: Vitamins are essential nutrients to body metabolism. Vitamins are classified into essential and non-...

Q: Identify the parts of the Golgi apparatus, and explain its basicactions and uses in the cell.

A: Golgi apparatus or Golgi body is a cellular organelle present in most of the eukaryotic cells and wa...

Q: Endochondral ossification is ________.a. the process that replaces hyaline cartilage withbone tissue...

A: Ossification is a process of bone formation in which the new bone material is laid down by osteoblas...

Q: James Noonan and his colleagues (J. Noonan et al. 2005. Science 309:597–599) set out to study the ge...

A: Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing is the process of determining the nucleic acid sequence based...

Q: A chromosome has the following segments, where • represents the centromere: A B • C D E F G What typ...

A: Since you have posted a question with multiple sub-parts, we solve the first three sub-parts for you...

Q: A newly trained teacher moves in to his new post in a community that recently had outbreaks of some ...

A: Non-Communicable or Uncommunicable diseases are those diseases that can not be transmitted from one ...

Q: The meat eaters who existed 1.5 million years ago were called ______.a) Homo habilis b) Hominids c) ...

A: Human evolution is the study of humans' evolution concerning apes as they are closely related to the...

Q: Define wild-type alleles (+)

A: Wild type allele is the phenotype of the organism that is the product of standard normal alleles. Th...

Q: How geneticists used synthetic mRNAs to limit the coding possibilities?

A: Prior to the technology existed for RNA synthesis of defined sequence such as given in the figure be...

Q: Compare and contrast a genomic library with a cDNA library.

A: The word library in biology refers to the DNA collection obtained via molecular cloning. Three types...

Q: Which two classes of macromolecules contain most of a cell’snitrogen?

A: A cell is the fundamental unit of life. All living organisms are made up of one or many cells. Each ...

Q: In mapping experiments, ______ strains are conjugated to F−strains. The distance between two genes i...

A: Conjugation refers to the the temporary union of two bacteria or unicellular organisms for the excha...

Q: What kinds of evidence support the three-domain conceptof life?

A: The three domain system, proposed by Carl Woese categorized the living organisms on the basis of the...

Q: Clinical picture of hypothyroidism includes all the following symptoms except:A. HyperdefecationB. D...

A: Hypothyroidism: It is a condition in which thyroid gland of an individual is not able to produce eno...

Q: Anatomy and physiology

A: Step 1 Insulin Independent or Non- insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM, Diabetes Type II) is ...

Q: Describe four modes of action of antimicrobial agents, and provideexamples of how they work.

A: The term "antimicrobial" refers to the group of drugs that consists of antibiotics, antiprotozoals, ...

Q: The partial pressure of carbon dioxide is 45 mm Hg inthe blood and 40 mm Hg in the alveoli. What hap...

A: Partial pressure is the pressure of a single type of gas in a mixture of gases. The total pressure o...

Q: Development of type 2 DM is characterised by:A. Overwhelming secretion of β-cells in Langerhans isle...

A: Nearly 8.5 percent of the world’s populations are affected by diabetes. An active lifestyle can help...

Q: How much of a change in the membrane potential isnecessary for the summation of postsynaptic potenti...

A: Impulse is the external factor against which the body responds. A stimulus is the current produced b...

Q: Compare aspects of the genetics of DNA and RNA viruses, usingexamples.

A: Viruses are microscopic agents that can replicate only inside host cells. They can infect all types ...

Q: How would Mitotic cohesin fails to form early in mitosis affect the outcome of mitosis or meiosis?

A: Cohesion is a protein complex during cell cycle that is responsible for the separation of sister-chr...

Q: What is one discovery resulting from the availabilityof a microbial genome?

A: The first microbe whose genome was sequenced is Hemophilus influenzae. The microbial genomes are sma...

Q: People who carry a theoretical genetic disorder (called B-disease) can be identified from a 2kbDNA s...

A: Single nucleotide polymorphism refers to the change in a single nucleotide like adenine (A), guanine...

Q: People who carry a theoretical genetic disorder (called B-disease) can be identified from a 2kb DNA ...

A: Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) can be described as the change of a single nucleotide in a spec...

Q: Due to crossing over within an inversion loop, a heterozygotewith a pericentric inversion may produc...

A: Inversion is a type of mutation in which a chromosome segment is broken in two places, turned upside...

Q: Write a short note on Adaptations of desert plants and animals.

A: Plant adapt to help them survive in different area.  Plants stores water in stem and leaves. example...