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Amino acids-The building blocks of Proteins

Amino acids-The building blocks of Proteins

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Amino Acids - The Building
Blocks of Protein
Dr Imran Siddiqui
What are Proteins?
Functions of Proteins
\ue000 Proteins are chain of amino acids
\ue000 Proteins are the most abundant and functionally diverse
molecules in living systems.
\ue000 Virtually every life process depends on proteins.

Enzymes and hormones
Contractile proteins
Blood proteins

\ue000Structure of the amino acids
\ue000More than 300 different amino acids have been described
in nature,
\ue000Only twenty are commonly found as constituents of
mammalian proteins.
\ue000Each amino acid has a carboxyl group, an amino group,
and a distinctive side chain ("R-group") bonded to the
\u03b1-carbon atom
Amino Acids

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