Proteins and its functions

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Proteins are large molecules that play an important
role in the body
Proteins are made of many smaller units called
amino acids.
Proteins make up 18% of our body mass
We need proteins for growth and repair of tissues

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Foods such as eat, fish cheese and eggs are all rich
in proteins
Proteins are also polymers; proteins are made from
20 different sub units called amino acids
All amino acids contain 4 elements ­ carbon,
hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen
The shape of the protein is very important in
allowing it to carry out its functions and the order of
amino acids in the proteins decides its shape…read more

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