We know that protein is good for us, but have you ever wondered how the body processes protein in the cell?
Protein metabolism is essentially the biochemical processes that are responsible for the synthesis of proteins and amino acids and the breakdown of proteins in the body. Dietary proteins are first broken down into individual amino acids and then are facilitated by proteolytic enzymes and hydrochloric acid present in our intestinal tract. Once these amino acids are further broken down to alpha-keto acids, they can be recycled in the body for generation of energy and the production of glucose or fat or any other amino acids.
Intracellular fluid within our cells is referred to as cytosol, and this is where the various organelles and particles are suspended. In mammals, about half of the proteins in the cell are localized in the cytosol. Protein molecules that do not bind to cell membranes are dissolved in the cytosol or the intracellular fluid. The amount of protein in cells is extremely high and approaches 200 milligrams for about 20 to 30 percent of volume within the cell.
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