Proteins are the first of the molecules of life and they are really the building blocks of life proteins are the most common molecules found in cells if all the water is removed from a cell proteins make up more than half of the remaining weight protein molecules are involved in a range of aspects of a cells biology. The molecules of life collectionc is a molecular model set featuring plaster models of the 4 classes of biomolecules found in living cells carbohydrates lipids proteins and nucleic acids use the molecules of life placemat and the accompanying models to explore the following concepts o each of the structures featured is essential to sustain life. Among the zoo of biomolecules essential to life proteins are the most startlingly varied and versatile these complex structures generated from the dna code and built from some 20 amino acids . The human body relies on proteins for many of its most important processes when we contract our muscles we use proteins we need proteins to fight disease and help blood cells transport oxygen proteins are the building blocks of life and whats more theyre fascinating written by structural biologist tali lavy this book is a
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