14.12     Define the following as related to proteins

                (iii) Denaturation

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When a protein in its raw form, is subjected to change like change in temperature e.g boiling in hot water or chemical change like a variation in pH, the hydrogen bonds are disturbed. This results in unfolding of globules and uncoiling of the helix and thus protein loses its biological activity. This is called denaturation of the protein.

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