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Region of an enzyme into which a particular substrate fits.
Monomer that makes up proteins; contains carboxyl and amino functional groups.
Organic compound made of sugar molecules.
A chemical reaction in which molecules are built by losing water molecules.
Molecule responsible for inheritance; nucleic acid that contains the sugar deoxyribose.
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)
Specialized protein that catalyzes the chemical reactions of a cell.
A carboxylic acid with a long hydrocarbon chain. Forms lipids.
A chemical reaction in which a molecule is split into two parts by the addition of a water molecule.
One of a class of water-avoiding compounds.
Large molecules that are made up of smaller organic molecules.
Small molecular unit that is the building block of a larger molecule.
Sugar containing one sugar unit.
A polymer of nucleotides. The two types are DNA and RNA.
Building block of nucleic acid polymers.
Long chain of small molecular units (monomers).
Long polymer chain made up of simple sugar monomers.
Polymer made from a set of 20 amino acid monomers.
Specific reactant acted on by an enzyme.
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