Thermal Denaturation of Proteins

Curious curious11112001 at yahoo.com
Thu May 6 10:42:14 EST 2004

The protein changes shape when thermally denatured. Is it correct to
say all structures excluding the primary are altered?

I have heard that the proteins in the cells hyperthermophilic microbes
are safe from denaturing even in boiling hot temperatures. The highest
survival temperature recorded was 113 degrees Celsius. What is the
mechanism behind this?

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