Question: 2. You compare the amino acid sequences of an enzyme from yeast
and human cells whose function is…


2. You compare the amino acid sequences of an enzyme from yeast
and human cells whose function is to break apart the disaccharide
fructose. The amino acid sequences of these two enzymes are quite
different. However, when you examine the 3-dimensional conformation
of these two enzymes, you find that they have almost identical
conformations. How is it possible for two proteins to have very
different amino acid sequences and still fold the same way? (Hint:
in your answer, consider the properties of the non-identical amino
acids in the two enzymes). [6 points]

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