Proteins

Sector: 

Food

Category: 

Food Chemistry

Description: 

Proteins, from the Greek proteios, meaning first, are a class of organic compounds which are present in and vital to every living cell. In the form of skin, hair, callus, cartilage, muscles, tendons and ligaments, proteins hold together, protect, and provide structure to the body of a multi-celled organism. In the form of enzymes, hormones, antibodies, and globulins, they catalyze, regulate, and protect the body chemistry. In the form of hemoglobin, myoglobin and various lipoproteins, they effect the transport of oxygen and other substances within an organism.

Target groups: 

Students

Training Formats: 

Web page

Keywords: 

Amino-acids; Peptides; Physical properties

Provider - Source: 

Michigan State University

Language: 

English