What Happens When a Protein Is Denatured?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 7, 2020 7:01:44 AM ET
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Denatured proteins are hydrolyzed, and the peptide bonds are broken down into easily digestible amino acids. Protein supplements often contain denatured proteins to increase absorption. Athletes use denatured proteins to get supplemental protein into their muscles more quickly.

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