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Difference between macromolecules and supramolecule

  1. Mar 26, 2014 #1
    Dear all,
    Is there anyone know what's difference between macromolecules and supramolecules?

    Best,
    Pu
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 27, 2014 #2
    Macromolecules are covalently bonded monomers, like starch being made of multiple glucose subunits. Supramolecules are large structures that aren't necessarily covalently bonded together. Numerous proteins are composed of non-covalently bonded individual polypeptide chains. Hemoglobin, for example, is made of 4 globin proteins that are connected by hydrogen bonds and other non-covalent interactions.
     
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