What are amino acids?

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Mar 10, 2018

Answer:

Amino Acids are the building blocks of proteins.
Chains of amino acids are created in the ribosomes during protein synthesis. These polypeptide chains are then packaged in the Golgi Bodies into proteins.

Explanation:

Amino Acids are the building blocks of proteins.
Chains of amino acids are created in the ribosomes during protein synthesis. These polypeptide chains are then packaged in the Golgi Bodies into proteins.

There are 20 amino acids of which 12 can be synthesized in the human body. There are 8 amino acids that must be ingested in the foods we eat. These 8 amino acids are know as the essential amino acids.