Which of these statements regarding the hydrophobic effect is true?

I was unsure about the following biochemistry multiple choice question.

Which of these statements regarding the hydrophobic effect is true?

a) It drives a protein to assume a more contorted and strained conformation that is less stable than the unfolded structure.
b) It simultaneously maximises the stability and entropy of the folded polypeptide chain over the corresponding unfolded chain.
c) It promotes the surface localization of hydrophobic residues under reducing cellular conditions.
d) It drives a globular protein to internalize hydrophobic residues, causing an associated surface localization of most hydrophilic residues.

I was unsure between b and d
Thank you for you help.
Kam
Asked Jan 05, 2014
I'm pretty sure it's B, but you probably already have the answer now
Allie
Answered Jan 05, 2014

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