Building Blocks of Protein

Building Blocks of Protein


[Buidling Blocks of Protein] Amino acids are the building
blocks of proteins. They contain carbon, hydrogen,
oxygen, and nitrogen. Some amino acids also contain sulfur. These elements come together
to form amino acids. All amino acids have
tetrahedral carbon, which is bonded by an amino group, a carboxyl group, a hydrogen group,
and an R group, or side chain. The R group could be a carbon
or a chain of carbons. In the case of methionine,
the R contains sulfur. Methionine, like all other
amino acids, has the amino group on
one side of the molecule and the carboxyl group on
the other side.