Proteins

By: Josh Selman

Protein Information

lBuild/repair tissues, help make antibodies, enzymes, hormones, vitamins, regulate fluids, supply energy

lComplete: eggs, fish/meat, dairy, poultry

incomplete: cereals/grains, legumes, lentils, peanut butter, peanuts

Proteins are large biological molecules, or macromolecules, consisting of one or more chains of amino acid residues.

Proteins perform a vast array of functions within living organisms, including catalyzing metabolic reactions, replicating DNA, responding to stimuli, and transporting molecules from one location to another.