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BILD10 molecules of life

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H2O BILD10: Molecules of Life 1/10/2008 Organic Molecules – formed by living organisms. Macromolecules – they can be very large. These can contain a carbon-based core. Lipids, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Nucleic acids are all fundamental building blocks of all living organisms. These are organic molecules. Cell membrane Mitochondria Nuclear membrane Nucleic Acid (DNA) Glucose = inside the mitochondria. Proteins line the cell membrane. These are called skeleton proteins. DNA -> RNA -> Proteins Proteins account for more than 50% of the dry mass of most cells. o Hemoglobin – Transport Oxygen o Collagen – structural protein; tendons, bones, cartilage and skin. The elasticity. o Antibody – Tremendous variety. Programmed to bind to something foreign. Label whatever it binds to for DESTRUCTION. o Insulin – Controls the glucose in the blood. It is a hormone. o DNA polymerase – Complex combination of proteins to help synthesize new DNA. o Ribosome – Works with messenger RNA to build proteins.
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