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Unformatted text preview: Student: Micheal Shields Course: SCI/241 Assignment: Protein Article Search According to your text, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, which are needed for growth and the regulation of functions in the body. Use the University Library to find an article related to one of the following topics: The role of protein in hormone and enzyme functions How protein assists with immunity The protein needs of an infant or toddler compared to an adult The importance of protein in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance and pH balance Amino acids and how they relate to athletics Write a 200- to 300-word summary of the article. Amino acid is a molecule containing both amine and carboxyl functional groups. They can vary in size from just a hydrogen atom in glycine through a methyl group in alanine to a large heterocyclic group in tryptophan. Without these acids muscles begin to feel tired and sore during exercise. Amino acid supplements are now available in the United States to athletes and come in exercise....
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- Spring '09
- Amino Acids