Proteins. His duties for health

Proteins are basically plastic elements, ie construction, vital, therefore, for restoration and growth of the organism, not in vain have been cataloged building blocks of life, and yet also develop energy and regulatory functions. In the latter case is very important, their role as maintainers elements of chemical equilibrium of fluids in the brain, spinal cord and intestines.

Functions of proteins
Proteins have diverse functions in our body, among which we highlight:

Structural: form tissues, such as muscles, are also part of the connective tissue and cartilage. Dan solidity, strength, elasticity, protection.

- Protein is the siding of organisms live animals (leather, hair, etc.)..

- Forman, matter contractile muscle and convert the chemical energy into work. There is no living material without proteins.

Enzyme: Enzymes are biocatalysts that are essential for biochemical reactions take place. Without enzymes life would not be possible ..

Transport: take molecules from one place to another together with their structures, eg., Hemoglobin.

Immunological, hormonal, homeostatic
- Are likely to acquire specific functions, and for themselves (hormones, antibodies, etc..) Setting and protein groups (hemoglobin, cytochrome, nucleoproteins, etc.)..

Contraction: actin and myosin involved in muscle contraction, and allows movement

Energy, although proteins can be used as an energy source, this is not the most appropriate way for it and in fact their use is the loss or impairment of other vital functions and waste generates harmful to the body. Energy is better to get the body use fat and carbohydrates.

In addition to this the establishment of certain proteins to create poles anionic phosphorus compounds fixed on the large molecules, devices that pose the power to select the ions K + and Na + (potassium and sodium), being therefore responsible, in part, the phenomenon of cellular retention K.

Proteins claim also to retain water, which allows the osmotic pressure constant hydration of the cells.

The protein molecule can therefore be regarded as a basic plastic structure on which almost all cellular functions.

Amino acids which are numerous in a single molecule of protein (up to 500 units), can be linked together to form dipeptides, tripeptides, polypeptides (such as insulin and glucagon) and holoproteínas (fibrinogen, albumin, globulin) and so on.

*Automatic Translation