Proteins

Name:

Protein

Monomer:

Amino Acids, as they are chained together in different ways to make different proteins.
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Name of Polymer:

Polypeptide

Examples:

  • Antibodies
  • Enzyme
  • Contractile Proteins (Muscle movements and contractions)
  • Hormonal Proteins
  • Structural Proteins
  • Storage Proteins
  • Transport Proteins

Functional Group(s):

  • Amino
  • Carboxyl

Common Functions

Proteins are a very important part of the cell and they are involved in virtually all cell functions such as defending the body with antibodies, facilitating biochemical reactions, and the movement and contraction in the muscles. They also help coordinate certain body activities, they also provide support and strengthen structure, and finally they store amino acids.

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