Proteins

By: Kira Hackett

DEFINITION

They are large, organic, nitrogen-containing molecules that are essential both to the structure and function of cells. They are also the building blocks of life.

What do living things use these molecules for? Where are they found in living things?

  • It is a main ingredient of all cells.
  • Keeps living things healthy
  • Helps processes in the body
  • Found in muscle, bone, skin, hair, and other tissues

Structural Protein

  • Building material
  • Regulation of the body's tissue
  • Make up the walls of an organism's cells

Linked to "real life"

Hemophilia is a disease were some of your proteins don't work. The protein that clots your blood is called Fibrinogen. When it doesn't clot it causes many problem in your life

Work Cited


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"Protein." UXL Complete Life Science Resource. Ed. Julie Carnagie and Leonard C. Bruno. Detroit: UXL, 2009. Science in Context. Web. 22 Sept. 2015

"What are proteins and what do they do?" Genetics Home Reference. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/howgeneswork/protein>.