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glossary:protein [2007/09/06 03:15]
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glossary:protein [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +A large molecule composed of one or more chains of [[amino acid]]s in a specific order determined by the base sequence of [[nucleotides]] in the [[DNA]] coding for the [[protein]].
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 +Proteins are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body's [[cell]]s, [[tissue]]s,​ and organs. Each protein has unique functions. Proteins are essential components of muscles, [[skin]], bones and the body as a whole.
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 +Examples of proteins include whole classes of important molecules, among them [[enzyme]]s,​ [[hormone]]s,​ and [[antibodies]].
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 +Proteins are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body's cells, tissues, and organs. Each protein has unique functions. Proteins are essential components of muscles, [[skin]], bones and the body as a whole.
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 +Examples of proteins include whole classes of important molecules, among them enzymes, hormones, and antibodies.
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 +Protein is one of the three types of [[nutrient]]s used as energy sources by the body, the other two being carbohydrate and fat. Proteins and [[carbohydrates]] each provide 4 calories of energy per gram, while fats produce 9 calories per gram. 
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 +The word "​protein"​ was introduced into science by the great Swedish physician and chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779-1848) who also determined the atomic and molecular weights of thousands of substances, discovered several elements including selenium, first isolated silicon and titanium, and created the present system of writing chemical symbols and reactions.
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 +Common Misspellings:​ protien ​
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 +See also:
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 +* [[:​Lymphedema]]
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 +* [[:The Lymphedema Diet]]
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 +* [[:Obesity and Lymphedema]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​lymphedema_vitamins_nutrition.htm | Vitamins]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​lymphedema_antioxidant_vitamins.htm | AntiOxidant Vitamins]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​lymphedema_herbal_supplements.htm | Herbal Supplements]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​lymphedema_minerals_amino_acids.htm | Minerals, Amino Acids]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewforum.php?​f=11 | Lymphedema Lifestyles Forum]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewforum.php?​f=43 | Vitamin Glossary]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewforum.php?​f=37 | Diet Glossary]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=136 |Randomized Controlled Trial of Weight Training Lymphedema]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=247 |Gardening Tips]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=267 | Are you gtting enough zzzzz’s]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=318 | Silk’s Antidepressants]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=228 | Lymphedema and Stress]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=625 |Look Good with Lymphedema]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=969 | Detox Patches]]
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