Amino acids are the building blocks of life, and they play a critical role in allowing all biological systems to function in nature. Understanding amino acids and proteins is paramount in establishing an understanding of not only the human body but also all biological systems. The twenty amino acids have an endless number of roles they can fill in both simple and complex organisms—being linked together to form proteins, being metabolized as an energy source, serving as a target for medications, and even being used as biomarkers in disease detection, among others. These relatively simple biological molecules serve as the linking step between the DNA code and the resulting proteins.
This course will help students recognize the chemical structures of amino acids, understand relevant nomenclature, identify the general properties that allow them to be grouped, and comprehend the vast number of roles they play when they are linked together into macromolecules called proteins.
Clear, concise, well explained concepts and processes. Super helpful for those who wish to master this module.
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The lecture breaks it down so simple that it’s easier to understand. There’s still more factors that I’m sure they’ll be discussed in other lectures but it’s perfect to help to create a strong foundation in your knowledge
I loved this lecture ´cause dr ahern was so clear and it really helped me understand this topic.