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Module 1: Moléculas que se encuentran en las células

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Biology - Proteins

Proteins

A protein molecule (simplified representation).

* made up of the elements CHON

* large complex molecules composed of sub-units (monomers) called amino
acids

* only 20 amino acids out of 100 are used in protein synthesis

* huge numbers of proteins can be formed from amino acids depending on
how they are put together (sequencing and type of bonding)

* examples of proteins are enzymes, haemoglobin, insulin, keratin (hair,
nails), hormones, antibodies and collagen

Fingernails are made largely of keratin (a protein).

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