Hydrolysis of protein

The following statement describes the assessable content for this sub-section, as described in the SQA arrangement documents.
During digestion, enzyme hydrolysis of dietary proteins can produce amino acids. The structural formulae of amino acids obtained from the hydrolysis of proteins can be identified from the structure of a section of the protein.

Animations

Protein formation and hydrolysis

Chemistry animation - protein formation and hydrolysis

This animation illustrates the process of protein formation by the condensation of the carboxylic acid and amine groups of amino acids. It also looks at the reverse process of protein hydrolysis.