Tag: Biomolecules

Biomolecules
Biomolecules

Amino Acids: Building Blocks of Proteins

Introduction and History Amino acids are organic compounds consisting of carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen. They are monomers or building blocks of proteins. Proteins are one of

Biomolecules
Biomolecules

Classes and Benefits of Peptides

What Are Peptides? The biological significance of proteins was recognized more than two centuries ago.[1] They were considered the primary material required for living organisms. But

Biomolecules
Biomolecules

Structure and Functions of Proteins

Introduction Have you ever thought about why athletes or gymnasts are often on a protein-rich diet? It’s because these people expend more energy compared to people

Biomolecules
Biomolecules

Structure, Classification, and Functions of Carbohydrates

Introduction Living organisms require biomolecules for several biological processes like energy storage and regulation of their metabolic cycles. Among all, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, and proteins

Biomolecules
Biomolecules

Classification and Biological Functions of Lipids

Introduction Lipids are one of the major macromolecules present in our body, and others include nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and proteins. But unlike the other macro biomolecules,

Biomolecules
Biomolecules

Mutarotation: Definition, Mechanism, and Examples

Introduction The phenomenon of mutarotation was discovered in 1846 while a scientist was learning about the properties of glucose, a carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are the most abundant

Biomolecules
Biomolecules

Biomolecules: Types and Functions

Introduction The human body is composed of roughly 30 trillion cells that collectively perform the essential functions of life. The cells can perform these life-sustaining tasks

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