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Activity Discussion Science & Technology Amino acids

  • Manpreet

    May 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm
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    Amino acids are organic compounds with carboxyl and amino groups on its either end along with a side chain , R

    · These contain carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen as essential elements

    · Along with these elements some other elements may also be present depending on the type of amino acid

    · These are building blocks of proteins

    · Amino acids unite to form specific proteins

    · There are 20 amino acids in the human body

    Essential amino acids –

    Amino acids that cannot be synthesized by the body are known as essential amino acids. They are required to be taken from other dietary products and supplements. They are –

    Isoleucine, Valine, Threonine, Histidine, Methionine, Tryptophan, Leucine, Phenylalanine, Lysine.

    Semi essential amino acids –

    Certain amino acids can be synthesized by the body and can get distressed under certain pathological conditions. They are –

    Arginine, Cysteine, Glutamine, Glycine, Proline, Tyrosine

    Non essential amino acids –

    These are those amino acids that can be synthesized by the body and are not required by any sources. They are –

    Aspartic acid, asparagine, glutamic acid, serine

    Amino acids are essential biomolecules required by the body.

    I hope this helps!!

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