Figure 3-5. Three types of noncovalent bonds that help proteins fold.

Figure 3-5Three types of noncovalent bonds that help proteins fold

Although a single one of these bonds is quite weak, many of them often form together to create a strong bonding arrangement, as in the example shown. As in the previous figure, R is used as a general designation for an amino acid side chain.

From: The Shape and Structure of Proteins

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