Amino Acids: 20 Building Blocks of Life
Lecture no. 3 from the course: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works
Taught by Professor Kevin Ahern | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Take a tour through the 20 amino acids that link together in different combinations and sequences to build proteins. Besides water, proteins are the most abundant molecules in all known forms of life. Also the most diverse class of biological molecules, proteins make up everything from enzymes and hormones to antibodies and muscle cells—all based on an alphabet of 20 basic building blocks.