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Organic Compounds

Module by: Peter Abboud. E-mail the author

The President has asked you to do research on three problems to reduce the physiological effects of biological weapons. Please feel free to develop a list of need to knows to bring up in front of the class so that we can create an effective plan to eradicate the human effects of these weapons. Please use the rubric to develop a scope for each question, thank you

1) provide a detailed presentation on these protein inhibitors (biological weapons) and how they cause damage to the human body.

2) investigate the composition of five biological weapons and their effect on protein production, structure & function.

3) Explain the possible impacts of biological & chemical weapons on humans, and present your findings to my cabinet members.

Like other biological macromolecules such as polysaccharides lipids, and nucleic acids , proteins are essential components of all living organisms and are involved in every process within a living cell. Many proteins are enzymes that catalyze biochemical reactions within the cell, and are critical to metabolism . Other proteins are structural or mechanical parts of a cell, such as the proteins in a cell's cytoskeleton , which form a system of scaffolding that maintains the cell's shape and size. Proteins are also important in cell signaling , the immune responsecell adhesion , and the cell cycle . Protein is also a necessary component in the diet of humans and other animals that cannot synthesise all amino acids and must obtain essential amino acids from their diet. Through the process of digestion, animals break down ingested protein into free amino acids that can be used for further protein

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