Words nearby protein
Origin of protein
OTHER WORDS FROM proteinpro·tein·a·ceous [proh-tee-ney-shuh s, -tee-i-ney-] /ˌproʊ tiˈneɪ ʃəs, -ti ɪˈneɪ-/, pro·tein·ic, pro·tei·nous, adjectivenon·pro·tein, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH proteinprotean protein
Example sentences from the Web for proteid
The proteid of meat is more easily and more rapidly digested than the proteid of vegetables.Encyclopedia of Diet|Eugene Christian
From the manner of its production, it cannot contain an appreciable quantity of proteid material.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why|Martha M. Allen
For most men, “M.D.'s” proteid standard is not so nauseating as he finds it.
In other words, where the proteid was completely saturated with acid, but with an utter lack of free acid, 79.9 per cent.On Digestive Proteolysis|R. H. Chittenden
I have found a means of capturing the mind-electron and of bringing it in contact with proteid elements.
British Dictionary definitions for proteid
Derived forms of proteinproteinaceous, proteinic or proteinous, adjective
Word Origin for protein
Medical definitions for proteid (1 of 2)
Medical definitions for proteid (2 of 2)
Other words from proteinpro′tein•a′ceous (prōt′n-ā′shəs, prō′tē-nā′-) adj.
Scientific definitions for proteid
A Closer Look
Proteins are the true workhorses of the body, carrying out most of the chemical processes and making up the majority of cellular structures. Proteins are made up of long chains of amino acids, but they don't resemble linear pieces of spaghetti. The atoms in these long chains have their own attractive and repulsive properties. Some of the amino acids can form bonds with other molecules in the chain, kinking and twisting and folding into complicated, three-dimensional shapes, such as helixes or densely furrowed globular structures. These folded shapes are immensely important because they define the protein's function in the cell. Some protein shapes fit perfectly in cell receptors, turning chemical processes on and off, like a key in a lock, whereas others work to transport molecules throughout the body (hemoglobin's shape is ideal for carrying oxygen). When proteins fail to take on their preordained shapes, there can be serious consequences: misfolded proteins have been implicated in diseases such as Alzheimer's, mad cow, and Parkinson's, among others. Exactly how proteins are able to fold into their required shapes is poorly understood and remains a fundamental question in biochemistry., See more at prion.