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Unformatted text preview: Protein Structure - Proteins are the most abundant and important organic molecules - Basic elements: carbon (C), hydrogen (H), oxygen (0), and nitrogen (N) - Basic building blocks: 20 amino acids Protein Functions . 7 major protein functions: - support: structural proteins movement: contractile proteins transport: transport proteins buffering: regulation of pH metabolic regulation: enzymes coordination and control: hormones defense: antibodies ...
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