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What percentage of the body is made up of protein? 18%
What do proteins do? Control all metabolic processes within cells
What do proteins contain? Nitrogen, Hydrogen, Carbon, Oxygen, and sometimes Sulfur and Phosphorus
What are proteins built from? Sub-units called amino acids
How many naturally occurring amino acids are there? 20
What is an amino acid chain called? Polypeptide
What are the four different structures of Proteins in order? Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Quaternary
What is the Primary Structure? Specific linear sequence of amino acids
What is the Secondary Structure? Chains folded in 3 different ways
What is the Tertiary Structure? Total irregular folding, creating a 3-D shape
What is the Quaternary Structure? Two or more polypeptide chains interact to form a protein
What is the main compound in living cells? Water
Created by: emmawalton05