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      <p>Proteins are complex macromolecules that play critical roles in various cellular processes such as metabolism, signaling, and structural support. But what are the building blocks of proteins, and how do they come together to form these crucial molecules?</p><p>The building blocks of proteins are amino acids, small organic molecules that contain an amino group (-NH2) and a carboxyl group (-COOH) attached to a central carbon atom. There are 20 different amino acids that can be arranged in any order to form a protein.</p><p>The sequence of amino acids determines the protein’s unique three-dimensional structure, which is crucial for its function. Even a single change in the sequence of amino acids can affect the protein’s structure and alter its function.</p><p>Understanding the building blocks of proteins is essential for studying and manipulating them for various applications, such as developing new drugs and designing novel biomaterials.</p><p>In this forum, let’s delve deeper into the world of proteins and explore the fascinating world of amino acids, their properties, and their role in forming these remarkable molecules.</p>

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