Each block of protein is joined by a
What are the building blocks of protein
What are amino acids composed of?
Where is the sequence for proteins carried?
in the DNA
DNA tells the body how to make the proteins it needs
What determines an amino acids properties?
Amino acid sequence
What determines a protein's function?
A proteins shaped (coled, foiled, etc.)
What are proteins broken down into?
Broken down by enzymes into amino acids and dipeptides
they cannot be absorbed whole
Protein's main function
Provide essential amino acids we cant make and to provide a source of nitrogen for the amino acids the body can make
proteins that your body makes to attack antigens
How much of the body's energy is derived from protein
Dietary proteins that contain all nine essential amino acids
Dietary proteins that are missing one or more essential amino acids
Two or more food protein sources that together make up for the lack of an essential amino acid
Examples: rice and beans, corn and beans, peanut butter and bread