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Polymers, Monomers, and Lipids polymer category of biomolecules monomer polysaccharide carbohydrates monosaccharides polypeptides proteins amino acids polynucleic acids nucleotides
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Proteins, Quoi?
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Protein Overview Major constituent of most cells (>50% dry weight) Highly sophisticated molecules (or multi-molecular complexes) Extremely large number of unique proteins exist They are polymers folded into specific conformations (shapes) Made up of 20 different types of amino-acid monomers Proteins define what an organism is, what it looks like, how it behaves, etc. You are your proteins!
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Protein Function Enzymes catalytic activity: A ------> B Transport Proteins Storage Proteins ovalbumin, ferretin, casein Contractile Proteins can contract, change shape (actin & myosins) Structural Proteins provide support: collagen of tendons, elastin of ligaments, keratin of hair & feathers,
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2011 for the course BIO 113 taught by Professor Swenson during the Spring '08 term at Ohio State.

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