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In this activity students discover how the properties of amino acids (charge and polarity) affect the shape of a peptide chain. They explore the complex interactions of amino acids with each other and with the surrounding water molecules or lipids. Sickle Cell Anemia is used as an example of a disease caused by a single amino acid substitution. Students will be able to: Explain how charged amino acids can affect a protein's shape; reason how interactions with water molecules or lipids affect the shape of a protein; explain how a disease can be caused by a single amino acid substitution.

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    Informal Education,Biology,Higher Education,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-055,Vocational/Professional Development Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110907120927335T,Life Science,Chemistry

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