What are some examples of proteins?

1 Answer
Apr 8, 2018

Enzymes, collagen, keratin...


Enzymes are proteins that act as biological catalysts in our body. They help speed up many chemical processes in the body, particularly in digestion. Enzymes' names end with "-ase". Amylase is an enzyme that digests starch into simple sugars. Pepsin is an enzyme that helps digest proteins. Lipase digests lipids (fats).

Collagen is the protein responsible for connecting tissues and muscles in your body. It is also the most abundant protein found in mammals, with content on average of #30%#.