Fun Facts In Biochemistry

What takes the oxygen from your lungs to cells in your body?

Haemoglobin-3D-ribbons

A protein called hemoglobin, which is found in red blood cells, carries most of the oxygen in your blood. It does this by having an iron atom at its core that is very good at binding oxygen.

When carrying oxygen, the hemoglobin is bright red. When the oxygen is released, the hemoglobin is dark red and appears blue through your skin.

haemoglobin

 

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What is the most abundant protein in the world?

ribulose 1 5 bisphosphate carboxylase

Ribulose 1,5 bisphosphate carboxylase – the protein found in algae and the leaves of plants, that fixes CO2 to make carbon, which our world depends upon.

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If you stretched out your entire DNA from just one cell, how long would it be?

DNA

Two metres.

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What is it in an egg white that makes it turn hard when boiled?

Boiled Egg

Protein molecules.

Proteins are normally neatly folded chains of amino acids. When you heat an egg, the protein gains energy and shakes apart until the proteins unfold and then link together to form a solid.

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