biological molecules: amino acids

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  • Biological molecules: amino acids
    • function of proteins
      • structural
      • membrane carriers and pores
      • enzymes
      • hormones
      • antibodies
    • proteins are made by joining amino acids together
    • plants can manufacture the amino acids they need from nitrates
    • animals take in proteins as part of their diet
      • some anino acids animals can't build
        • essential amino acids
      • deanimation
        • the removal  of excess amino acids
    • proteins are joined by peptide bonds
    • protein synthesis
      • messenger RNA
      • mRNA  puts amino acids in the right order
    • primary structure
      • the unique amino acid sequence
    • protease enzymes
      • proteins that break peptide bonds


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