What is the chemical composition of proteins?
There are 20 different amino acids which make up proteins. Each amino acid consists of a central carbon. The central carbon is bonded to an amine group (
Amino acids can be linked together when the amine group of one amino acid is bonded to the carboxyl group of a different amino acid. The COOH donates an OH group and the
Here's a video which summarizes key concepts students should know about proteins for a high school biology class.
Video from: Noel Pauller
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