Discussion of all aspects of biological molecules, biochemical processes and laboratory procedures in the field.
Hey, when we eat ommelets, we eat denaturated proteine right? can it converted again into amino-acids so those amino-acids can be reconverted again into functional proteine?
Q: Why are chemists great for solving problems?
A: They have all the solutions.
I remember writing this before but i will write it again for you. When a protein is denaturated, its structure changes. Aminoacids stay the same. The body breaks down proteins into aminoacids and synthesizes its own proteins. I mean, it is broken down even if you eat uncooked protein.
It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishment the scroll
I am the Master of my fate
I am the Captain of my soul.
Denaturation is an irreversible reaction. It seems like you chop a cloth randomly and angrily. Then finally you realize that you cannot do anything with the cloth anymore. You destroy the structure, the protein chain in this case, though the amino acids are still there, but as a chain it will not functional anymore. It is already broken.
Whereas in digestion, in this case is protein digestion, seems like you cut that cloth properly into patches, so every patch will function as you want them to be, and nothing, or only few things, will not be used. In this case the amin waste that will be excreted out of the body.
Denaturation DOES NOT alter or sever the the primary protein structure (amino acid sequence). It does, however, alter the secondary, tertiary and quarternary structure. Digestion on the other hand, breaks a protein into the constituent amino acids. There is a difference, it is a big deal, and we need to get it right and stop confusing people.
From the dictionary on this website:
'It is futile to pretend to the public that we understand how an amoeba evolved into a man, when we cannot tell our students how a human egg produces a skin cell or a brain cell!'
Dr Jérôme J. Lejeune
The wonders of the human digestive system. lol. Yes, this is done through various cycles in the digestion process.
"Take four red capsules, in ten minutes take two more. Help is on the way."
----- Voice from the Medicine Cabinet
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests