Biomolecule Poster

Proteins

Name of biomolecule

Protein

Name of the monomer

the monomer for proteins are called amino acids.

name of the polymer

the polymer of proteins are called polypeptides


some examples are


Tau

Titin

Dystrphin

alpha globulin

beta globulin

the functional groups within a protein

carboxyl group COOH

amino acid group NH2

common functions of proteins

proteins are involved in virtually all cell functions

proteins are also enzymes which speed up chemical reactions in the body.

How does its structure allow for its function?

There are 4 levels of protein structure

The protein structure determines it's function