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The first protein related structure the reporters discussed was collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals. It is also vital for strengthening blood vessels and giving skin its elasticity and strength. It also has skin healing properties. It is found in fibrous tissues such as skin ligaments, tendons, bones, blood vessels, cornea, and gut.

Second is keratin. Keratins are found only in epithelial cells and are characterized by unique properties. Keratin forms in special cells, known as keratinocytes. Keratins’s toughness and resilience depend on its amino acid composition and sequence and the particular protein folding that results.

Third is an antibody protein. They play a great role in the immune system, and are usually found in blood and other bodily fluids. They created by white blood cells, or more specifically, B cells. They are also gamma globulin proteins that have sugar groups attached to amino acids chains.

Fourth is Endorphin. These are endogenous opioid peptides that function as neurotransmitters. They are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. Occurs only in vertebrates. They may be produced during exercise, excitement, pain, spicy food consumption, love, sexual activity, etc. They resemble the opiates in their abilities to produce analgesia and a feeling of well-being.

Fifth is MSH or Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone can also be called intermedin or melanotropin. MSH also regulates the concentration and distribution of melanin within the pigment-containing cells (i.e., melanocytes in humans and chromatophores in lower vertebrates). MSH is produced and secreted by the intermediate lobe of the pituitary gland in most vertebrates.

Sixth is Glucagon. Glucagon is a pancreatic hormone produced by cells in the islets of Langerhans. It is 29 amino acid peptide that is produced specifically by the alpha cells of the islets. Glucagon is involved in glycogenolysis, which is the conversion of...


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