Proteins and enzymes

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  • PROTEIN AND ENZYMES
    • Proteins made from long chains of smaller molecules called amino acids
    • Enzymes are biological catalysts.There are optimum temperatures and pH values at which their activity is greatest.
    • If the shape of the enzyme changes- it will become denatured
    • Proteins are  polymers- built up when monomers called amino acids join together
    • 20 naturally occuring amino acid
    • Protein acts as: Structural components
      • such as tissues
    • Protein acts hormones
      • Such as insulin
    • Antibodies
      • part of the body's immune system

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