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The Definitive Guide to Protein

proteinThe human body requires protein for its growth and maintenance.

This Bright Hub guide to protein contains a wide array of well-researched and edited articles on this essential nutrient, making it the best one stop source for all information related to important nutritional element. Understand what proteins are and their function in the human body. Get an insight into how protein works to improve human health, increase awareness of protein-rich foods, and the implications of protein deficiency. Find out when a low-protein diet helps and when it can be harmful. Read on for all this and much more.

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Latest Articles on Protein
An Overview of Lysinuric Protein Intolerance

Lysinuric protein intolerance is a genetic disorder in which the body is unable to break down certain amino acids. Individuals who have this condition suffer from numerous symptoms...

An Introduction to Protein Molecules: The Building Blocks of Life

Along with carbohydrates, fats and nucleic acids, proteins are the "building blocks of life." Learn about the functions of protein in the human body to find out why these molecules...

Protein Sequencing Methods for DNA and mRNA

A variety of methods and techniques is essential to study protein sequencing, including mass spectrometry, Edman degradation and the natural processes involving mRNA. This leads to...

What is Protein Docking?

Macromolecular docking describes the way in which two very large molecules approach and interact with each other—in effect joining themselves—at least temporarily. Of prime...

Most Popular Articles on Protein
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    High Protein Levels in a Urinalysis Sample

    Having a urinalysis with high protein doesn't necessarily mean you have a disease. Learn what can cause high protein levels in urine (proteinuria) and who should be checked....

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    An Introduction to Protein Molecules: The Building Blocks of Life

    Along with carbohydrates, fats and nucleic acids, proteins are the "building blocks of life." Learn about the functions of protein in the human body to find out why these molecules are so important...

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    The Structure and Function of Ribosomes

    The DNA molecule contains information about which protein should be made. Learn about the structure and function of a ribosome: the biological superstructures that translate genetic information into...

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    The Degeneracy of the Genetic Code

    It isn't that the genetic code is morally bankrupt. Degeneracy just means that some amino acids have more than one nucleotide codon specifying them during protein synthesis. Learn the details below...

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    What Does DNA Stand For?

    DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, but what exactly does that mean? Dive deep into this article to find out about the chemical components of the substance dubbed 'the molecule of life.'...

More About Protein
MicroRNA and Gene Expression

Genes that code for proteins aren't the only kind of gene. There are thousands that code for microRNA, which are fundamental to gene regulation and cell health....

Protein Metabolism in Health and Disease

Proteins are an essential part of the human body—making up 45% of the body by weight—but despite this, protein can actually be a symptom of disease in certain circumstances...