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Protein structure consists of four levels of organization: primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary structure. Protein structure prediction is an important goal of bioinformatics.
The process of predicting the structure is based on examining its
amino acid sequence, which makes up its primary structure.
bonds formed with lipids, producing lipoproteins, determining its secondary structure.
hydrogen bonds formed with specific nucleic acid sequences (e.g., mRNA and DNA), making up its tertiary structure.