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Unformatted text preview: Proteins regulate chemical reactions (enzymes), are structural components, and cause muscle contraction. The building blocks of proteins are amino acids. Denaturation of proteins disrupts hydrogen bonds, which changes the shape of proteins and makes them nonfunctional. Enzymes are specific, bind to reactants according to the lock-and-key model, and function by lowering activation energy. Nucleic Acids Nucleic acids include DNA, the genetic material, and RNA, which is involved in protein synthesis. The building blocks of nucleic acids are nucleotides, which consist of a sugar (deoxyribose or ribose), a nitrogen base, and a phosphate group.>>...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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