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Unformatted text preview: How you can mistake a plate for a cow Or, what is melamine? Melamine What is melamine? Traditionally used as a near Why would melamine be used as an additive? How could melamine be mistaken for a macromolecule? You get what you test for, proteins are Notice the structure unbreakable resin for dishware and a foam for cleaning also nitrogenrich How can melamine be confused with protein? Melamine How can one be substituted for the other? What consequences would you expect? Phenylalanine Why do we need protein? Actin/myosin in muscles Keratin in hair and nails Collagen in skin Enzymes in every cell How much protein do we need? http://huhs.harvard.edu/ClinicalServices/NutritionKnowHow/Protein.htm http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/clinsci/wing/enteral.html What happens... Previously unknown as a toxin Death toll incalculable Perhaps combination of melamine and cyanuric acid Other nitrogen uses Nitrogenous waste: Fertilizer Urea, ammonia Anhydrous ammonia methamphetamine ...
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