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Chemistry of the living world Biochemistry
4 Building Blocks of Biochemistry Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins and Nucleic Acids
Living things use them as their main source of energy or for structural support. Carbohydrates
Living things use them to store energy, in biological membranes or waterproof coverings. Lipids
Living things use them to store and transmit hereditary or genetic information. Nucleic Acids
Living things use them to control the rate of reactions and regulate cell processes, build tissues, transport materials or to help fight disease. Proteins
Carbohydrates is a fancy way of saying ________. Sugar
Starches and Cellulose are both examples of _______. Carbohydrates
A substance that contains Carbon is referred to as __________. Organic
Fats, oils, steroids and waxes are examples of _________. Lipids
DNA, RNA, tRNA, and mRNA are examples of __________. Nucleic Acids
Amino Acids are the building blocks for this macromolecule. Proteins
The property of a living organism that regulates its internal environment so as to maintain a stable, constant condition. Homeostasis
Small compounds that join together to form larger compounds. Monomers
Proteins that act as catalysts and help complex reactions occur everywhere in life. Enzymes
Substances that speed up reactions. Catalysts
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