1. Amino Acids

2. Protein shape is determined mostly by the amino acid sequence.

3. Proteins tend to fold into the lowest energy conformation.

4. The alpha helix - a common folding pattern.

5. The beta pleated sheet - another common structural feature of proteins.

6. The collagen helix - an unusual way to make a helical, structural, protein.

6. Hemoglobin is an example of a protein with multiple subunits.

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