Thursday, October 15, 2015

Protein in general

The word ‘protein’ can be defined as: any group of complex organic compounds, consisting essentially of combinations of amino acids, in peptide linkages, that contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen nitrogen and usually sulfur.

Proteins are both biological and physicochemical compounds and are essential components of every living cell. Some are utilized in the formation of regeneration of tissue; certain specific protein serve as enzymes and others as antibodies; still others fulfill indispensible functions in metabolic regulation and contractile processes.

It now appears that cellular streaming, mitosis, meiosis an cell splitting involve proteins resembling those of the contractile systems. All things considered, protein concerned with virtually all physiological events.

Proteins are involved in body structure; they make up the muscle system which constitutes more than 50% of the human body (dry weight).

In addition to their contribution of the nutritional properties of foods through provision of amino acids that are essential to human growth and maintenance, proteins impart the structural basis for various functional properties of foods.
Protein in general

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