Proteins

 

These are high molecular weight compounds which contain carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen, while some include the following elements- sulphur, phosphorus, ion, iodine, manganese, copper or zinc. They serve as building blocks for living cells, catalysts for enzymatic reactions, hormones etc. They are made up of amino acids.


Phenylalanine

Protein Classification

Type Function -Example
Enzymes Catalytic
Trasnport Lipoproeins
Nutient and storage Seed proteins
Contratile Acitin, myosin
Structural Collagen
Defence Antibodies
Regulatory G-protein, hormones

After Anekwe, G. Concise Biochemistry, Ibadan: University Press, p 69. 2005
   

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