Definitions for "Proteins"
molecules made of long strings of repeating units, called amino acids. Amino acids have carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen in them. When they attach to each other in long strings, they coil. The coiled folds back on itself to form an irregularly shaped clump.
Complex molecules composed of amino acids, responsible for virtually all cell functions.
These are highly complex nitrogen-containing compounds found in allanimal and vegetable tissues. They are made up of amino acids and are essential for growth and repairin the body. A gram of protein contains four calories. Those from animal sources are high in biologicalvalue since they contain essential amino acids. Those from vegetable sources contain some but not allof the essential amino acids. Proteins are broken up by the body to produce amino acids that are usedto build new proteins. Proteins are the building blocks of muscle, enzymes, and some hormones.
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nutrients that build and repair body parts
One of the energy nutrients. It is found in meat, eggs, fish, milk, yogurt and, in lesser amounts, in vegetables and other non-meat products. (e.g. nuts, seed, beans, etc.)
Complex, high molecular weight polyamides synthesized by living organisms.
Proteins are part of tissues. Protein excretion in urine can be related to a kidney disorder.
Substances controlled by genes that make up virtually all of the body's ingredients and are also responsible for switching genes on and off.
Microscopic substances in the body, responsible for all growth and maintenance of living tissue.
Substances in the body responsible for vital activities related to energy and growth.
The basic chemicals that make up the structure of cells and direct their activities.
material that carries out the functions of the cell. Also forms the structure of certain cells.
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See Protein.