Flashcards in Lecture 12: Proteins and Enzymes Deck (12):
All proteins are composed of ___?
How many different amino acids are there? What makes them different?
What are the components of an amino acid?
-Amino = ammonia
What do enzymes do?
Catalyze nearly all the reaction of life
-digestion, metabolism, biosynthesis
What protein source would probably provide the highest quality protein for human nutrition
Humans (but we settle for animals)
Essential amino acids
Amino acids that the body can't metabolize on its own in sufficient quantities --> must be consumed in diet
Limiting amino acid
When a protein is low in one essential amino acid necessary for synthesis, this EAA is the limiting factor
Denatured collagen forms ___?
Cooking eggs is an example of ___?
New evidence has suggested that ___ builds cartilage in humans?
What links together amino acids?