Molecular and biochemical aspects of proteins and amino acids
This special issue belongs to
|International Journal of Biochemistry and Biomolecules|
Deadline for Manuscript Submission
|March 31st, 2022|
Deadline for Publication
|April 15, 2022|
Special Issue Description
Proteins make up about twenty percent of the human body. The big, complicated molecules called proteins are essential for cells to operate normally. They are necessary for the development, maintenance, and control of the body's tissues and organs. Amino acids, the protein's building blocks, are the smaller units that make up proteins. A lengthy chain of proteins is created by their peptide connections to one another. Both an amino group and a carboxylic group can be found in amino acids. Alpha-amino acids are amino acids with an amino group linked directly to the alpha-carbon. Each alpha amino acid has a carbon atom, known as an alpha carbon, or C, which is joined to a hydrogen atom, a carboxylic acid, or COOH group, an amino group, or both, and an R group, which is specific to each amino acid.
Humans can only synthesize around half of the twenty amino acids needed to make proteins, even though humans need to have twenty amino acids. Only the enzymes present in the biosynthesis pathways for non-essential amino acids can be produced in humans and other mammals. The absence of the lengthy routes needed to manufacture key amino acids from scratch undoubtedly has evolutionary benefits. These creatures can consume less energy by doing away with the genetic material needed to synthesize these amino acids and depending on the environment to provide these building blocks, especially while replicating their genetic material. This scenario offers a survival benefit, but it also makes a creature dependent on other species for the crucial components required for protein synthesis.
* Amino acid
* Alpha amino acids
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