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Unformatted text preview: proteins are incomplete? 11. What is protein complementation? Give a specific example. 12. What are the benefits of eating plant foods? 13. & 14. Give 2 ecological benefits of eating plant foods. 16. Describe briefly and precisely how proteins are digested and absorbed. 17. What is protein turnover? Do all proteins have similar half-lives? 18. What is an amino acid pool? What are the uses of amino acids from the pool? 19. What is the first chemical step in amino acid utilization? Once deaminated, where do these amino acids go to? 20. Under what physiological conditions are proteins broken down to generate ATP? When are amino acids converted to fatty acids? 21 & 22. Give 6 functions of proteins, citing specific examples....
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