Protein - Nutrition

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Protein
This section is part of Small Animal Nutrition

Protein is a macronutrient comprised of amino acids chains folded into primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary structures to form the physical components of plants and animals. Protein is required to provide both nitrogen and essential amino acids. There are no protein stores in the body and dietary protein intake replenishes nitrogen and amino acids that are lost during normal cellular turnover in the body.


Section Content:

Protein Overview
Amino Acids
Digestibility of Protein


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