Amino acids are biologically organic compounds that are merged together to form proteins. Together, these combinations are the building blocks of life. There are about 20 amino acids, eight of which are considered essent... More »

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Amino acids are used in the human body to make proteins which help the body grow, repair body tissue and break down food. Amino acids help with muscle control, build muscle tissue and protect the body’s nervous system. T... More »

Polypeptides are polymers composed of amino acids bound together by peptide bonds. Information in the messenger RNA determines the exact sequence of amino acids in a polypeptide. More »

Amino acids are organic compounds that are the building blocks from which proteins are made. They are common to all living things, but they are not a part of lipids or carbohydrates, and they are not found in inorganic m... More »

Amino acids are used in the human body to make proteins which help the body grow, repair body tissue and break down food. Amino acids help with muscle control, build muscle tissue and protect the body’s nervous system. T... More »

Amino acids universally contain an acidic carboxylic acid functional group connected to their alpha carbon. The alpha carbon is also connected to an amine functional group and an R group that is distinct to each amino ac... More »

Amino acids are small chemical compounds that contain both an amino functional group and a carboxyl functional group. These compounds can be synthesized together to form proteins which the human body uses. More »