PROTEIN - PROTEIN I. Protein A. Chemical Properties 1....

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PROTEIN I. Protein A. Chemical Properties 1. Constituent of every cell 2. Protein in the body: ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ 3. Essential Nutrient a. definition: essential nutrient must be consumed in the diet because it cannot be synthesized by the body b. provides energy ________________ c. promotes growth d. regulates body processes 4. Synthesized by units called amino acids ( ________________ ) a. 20 different a.a. b. exact structure/sequence of a.a. chain is crucial B. Classification 1. essential a.a. - body cannot synthesize the protein at a rate sufficient to meet the needs of growth (must get through diet) 2. non-essential a.a. - a.a. can be synthesized by the body C. Protein Quality of Food 1. complete protein a. ex. __________________________________________________ b. contains all essential a.a. c. high quality protein/higher biological value/sustains growth 2. incomplete protein a. ex. __________________________________________________ b. lacks or has limited amounts of one or more essential a.a.
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PROTEIN - PROTEIN I. Protein A. Chemical Properties 1....

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