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ALS ch. 17

ch. 17 vocab

albumen the inner white part of an egg
amine group a group made of two hydrogen atoms and one nitrogen atom
amino acids a type of organic acid that chains together to make protein
antibodies very large proteins that weaken or destroy foreign substances in the body
chalaza the twisted, ropelike structure in an egg
coagulation to change a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass
complete protein a protein that contains all the essential amino acids
denaturation a process that changes the shape of a protein molecule without breaking its peptide bonds
essential amino acids nine amino acids (out of 20) that the body needs but cannot make itself
foam air bubbles incorporated and trapped in a protein film by whipping, as in meringue
gluten an elastic substance formed by mixing water with the proteins found in wheat; produced when dough is kneaded
high-quality protein a protein that contains all the essential amino acids
incomplete protein a protein lacking one or more essential amino acids
macromolecules large molecules containing many atoms
peptide bonds bonds between the nitrogen of one amino acid and the carbon of a second amino acid
polypeptide a single protein molecule containing ten or more amino acids linked in peptide chains
Created by: geislerd