Biomolecules (part-2)

Enzymes are also a form of proteins that facilitate biochemical reactions. They are also work as catalysts because they speed up chemical reactions. Examples include the enzymes lactase and pepsin.

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Proteins are involved in virtually all cell functions. Each protein within the body has a specific function. Some proteins are involved in structural support, while others are involved in body movement. Proteins vary in structure as well as function. They are constructed from a set of 20 amino acids and have distinct three-dimensional shapes. Below is a list of several types of proteins and their functions.