Proteins are the basic mechanisms that account for the proper and complete function of the human body’s internal system. Every cell in the human body contains thousands of proteins, which act as the fuel source of a cell, much like an engine in a car fuels the car. The production of a specific protein in the human body is coded for by a gene.
More specifically, a protein is a moderately large molecule that contains amino acids, which are essential to all forms of live. Without the presence of proteins in the human body, failure to regulate and operate the body’s cells, body structures, bodily functions, tissues, and organs would occur.
Proteins include enzymes, hormones, and the immune system’s antibodies; they acts as neurotransmitters and as transportation for oxygen throughout the body’s hemoglobin. The muscles, the integumentary system, and bones all rely on a significant amount of protein to function. In total, 20% of human body weight is composed of proteins.
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