Composed of chains of amino acids

The monomer's name is amino acid, which composes proteins.

The scientific name for a long chain of amino acids is polypeptide. The long chain of monomers is known as a polymer.

Protein Uses and Examples

Protein replicates the DNA, supports the response to stimuli and transfers molecules. Protein is found in meat, poultry, eggs, protein shakes, and many other foods.

Functional groups always found in this biomolecule

The amino acids that make up protein all have a carboxyl group and an amino group.

How protein structure affects its function

The structure of proteins allow them to react to a broad range of functional groups, which allows it to react to more things. Protein's rigor allows it to act with hinges and springs, which are crucial to the assembly of proteins.