Patient discussion about Amino acids

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Q. what are Amino Acids and what are their for? how do i need to do to keep it "going "?

A1Amino acids are the basic structural building units of proteins. They form short polymer chains called peptides or longer chains called either polypeptides or proteins. The process of such formation from an mRNA template is known as translation, which is part of protein biosynthesis. Twenty amino acids are encoded by the standard genetic code and are called proteinogenic or standard amino acids. Other amino acids contained in proteins are usually formed by post-translational modification, which is modification after translation in protein synthesis. These modifications are often essential for the function or regulation of a protein; for example, the carboxylation of glutamate allows for better binding of calcium cations, and the hydroxylation of proline is critical for maintaining connective tissues and responding to oxygen starvation. For full article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amino_acid Hope this helps.
A2someone probably told you you should put amino acids on your diet huh? every building is built from bricks. it's what kind of bricks and how you put them that matters. amino acids are the "bricks" of all proteins. there are 24 amino acids that our body uses to build proteins (which is an important part of our body), and we get most of them from foods that contain proteins. meat, dairy, beans, bread ect.
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