Ch 3 Carbon Atoms and Molecules Rutgers bio 101 pg 9

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They are assembled into a variety of shapes. Growth and shape depend on proteins. Protein Class Functions and Example Enzymes Catalyze specific chemical reactions Structural Proteins Strengthen and protect cells and tissues [collagen] Storage Proteins Store nutrients; particularly abundant in eggs and seeds Transport Proteins Transport specific substances between cells [hemoglobin transports oxygen in red blood
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Unformatted text preview: cells]; move specific substances [ions, glucose, amino acids] across cell membranes Regulatory Proteins Some are protein hormones [insulin]; some control the expression of specific genes Motile Proteins Participate in cellular movements [actin and myosin are important for muscle contraction] Protective Proteins Defend against foreign invaders [ex.antibodies]...
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