Proteins

Bio-Molecules & their functions

The biomolecule we studied was Protein;

  • Proteins are the building blocks of life. Every cell in the human body contains protein. It is composed of monomers called Amino Acids. These acids bond together and form a Polypeptide, or their polymer. The human body requires a certain number of each acid to maintain homeostasis, & keep us healthy.
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  • Any foods that fall under the categories of meat, seafood, beans, eggs, nuts, and seeds are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Protein is vital in the maintenance of body tissue. Hair, Skin, Eyes, Muscles, Organs are all made up of proteins. Children and Teenagers need more protein because they are still growing and developing.
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  • The sequence of the amino acids are the main structure of proteins and for it to function correctly, the amino acid chain needs to fold up into complicated three-dimensional shapes. Protein contains multiple functional groups, including carboxylic acid and amine. These groups help provide the basic coding needed to build a Polypeptide.
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