Hydrophobic Amino Acids?

Roy Sachleben rlsachz1 at homer.louisville.edu
Mon Jan 29 08:05:42 EST 1996

In article <4eggd6$87t at ixnews7.ix.netcom.com>,
   rray at ix.netcom.com (ROMAN RAY ) wrote:
>    What is the role of hydrophobic amino acids in the construction of
>functional proteins?

 Hydrophobic amino acids allow for the initial folding of the newly 
synthesized protein. They tend to sequester themselves away from water forming 
the "globular" phase of protein folding. Other forces then complete the 

Roy Sachleben
Biochemistry Depy
University of Louisville
rlsachz1 at homer.louisville.edu

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