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What is the correlation between CQ10 and protein, and does CQ10 alter the normal protein structure.

What is the correlation between CQ10 and protein, and does CQ10 alter the normal protein structure.

Not at all : It's a coenzyme routinely present in many kinds of cells throughout the body, that aids in energy production in the mitochondria. It also serves as an antioxidant, and is abundant in some fish and red meat. Research on its benefits as a supplement is inconclusive. ...Read more

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Purpose of insulin in relation to the principles of protein structure?

Purpose of insulin in relation to the principles of protein structure?

Please clarify: Hi. Protein structure depends on salts, pH, presence or absence of amphipathic structures (membranes), presence or absence of other proteins, etc. Protein structure is not influenced by insulin per se. In the organism, insulin is anabolic and fosters protein synthesis, but the structure of the protein is not within the purview of insulin action. So I'm not really sure what you're trying to ask. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in laymans term, how does the amino acid substitution that results in abnormal hemoglobin have a drastic effect on protein structure?

Can you tell me in laymans term, how does the amino acid substitution that results in abnormal hemoglobin have a drastic effect on protein structure?

I will try: A protein has a complex twisted and folded shape that is dependent on the interactions of amino acids that can be far from the amino acid change. Some amino acids are charged (positive or negative) and some are not. Charged amino acids can repel or attract. ...Read more

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I read that pasteurized milk, has its protein denatured, in which the structure changes and cant be absorbed in the intestines.is milk protein useless?

I read that pasteurized milk, has its protein denatured, in which the structure changes and cant be absorbed in the intestines.is milk protein useless?

Milk: The caseins (one of the milk proteins) are stable to heat treatment. Typical high temperature short time (HTST) pasteurization conditions will not affect the functional and nutritional properties of the casein proteins. High temperature treatments can cause interactions between casein and whey proteins that affect the functional but not the nutritional properties. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How does a mutation in the fbn1 gene affect the structure and function in fibrillin-1 protein?

How does a mutation in the fbn1 gene affect the structure and function in fibrillin-1 protein?

Major substrate: Fibrillin is a major building block of microfibrils which constitute part of the important substrate for the connective tissue so developing a defective pattern. I guess you might be asking about marfans syndrome which is the ailment associated with the fbn1 gene mutation. This is the background problem to the cardiac, ocular and musculoskeletal issues that caracterize marfans. ...Read more

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Whats a complete protein?

Whats a complete protein?

All essential aminos: Some Amino Acids can't be made from others in your body, and a complete protein is one you can live on -- it has plenty of each of these. It's important for vegetarians to mix proteins to get enough of each amino acid; i respect vegetarianism if taken for moral reasons but it makes safe eating more complicated. ...Read more

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Is 9.4 reactive protein high?

Is 9.4 reactive protein high?

Yes: I would consider it high, but it really depends on what your lab's reference range is. If your doctor says it's high, then ask how to get it down. ...Read more

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How much protein is too much?

No consensus but...: It is probably more common for people to get too much protein rather than not enough, but there is no consensus as to what constitutes too much. 30-60 grams of protein is enough for most people but many americans get 100-160 grams a day. Too much protein increases risk of osteoporois and other problems- see http://www.Drmcdougall.Com/misc/2004nl/040100puproteinoverload.Htm. ...Read more

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Is having too much protein bad?

Only if....: You have kidney or liver disease! athletes can safely ingest up to 0.9 gram per lb of body weight! ...Read more