• Question: why do you like so much about proteins

    Asked by teddy to Paula, Laura on 22 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by heaps.
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      Paula Salgado answered on 17 Jun 2010:

      Well, Teddy, they are the cell’s machines. They are responsible for producing energy, making more DNA, making more proteins, burning and destroying waste, maintaining the cell’s chemical equilibrium. So although DNA is were the genetic information for life is stored, the real work is all done by the proteins. To do all these things, there are lots and lots of different proteins, but they are all made from the same 20 building blocks.

      I find all this fascinating and getting to understand how it all comes together is really interesting!

      What do you think? 😉

    • Photo: Laura Dixon

      Laura Dixon answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      Well, Paula probably likes proteins more than me but I appreciate how they help build muscle 🙂