problems help maintain the acid-base balance of various body fluids by acting as buffers
-adding or subtracting hydrogen to keep it neutral-acts as buffer
proteins from the immune system molecules that fight disease
proteins provide the netting on which blood clots are built (vitamin k)
proteins facilitate needed chemical reactions
fluid and electrolyte balance
proteins help to maintain the water and mineral composition of various body fluids
growth and maintenance
proteins from integral parts of most body tissues and serve as building materials for growth and repair of body tissues such as skin, connective tissues, muscles, organs, bone.
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