Enzymes and proteins

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  • Proteins and enzymes
    • Long chains of small molecules -amino acids
      • Biological  catalysts
        • optimum temperatures and pH values at which their activity is greatest
    • temperature too hot = enzymes 'denatured'
    • Different proteinsThe long chains of amino acids fold to give each type of protein molecule a specific shape. Proteins act as:
      • Structural components; of tissues (such as muscles) Hormones; (such as insulin)
        • Antibodies (part of the bodies immune system) Biological catalysts (enzymes)

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