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hey guys

ive gathered that it is something to do with amino acids or mrna but basically how are they made???

thanks really need help with this
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hey guys

ive gathered that it is something to do with amino acids or mrna but basically how are they made???

thanks really need help with this
Enzymes are protein. DNA codes for something synthesis fill in the gaps....
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hey guys

ive gathered that it is something to do with amino acids or mrna but basically how are they made???

thanks really need help with this

just google "protein synthesis process"
it's transcription + translation
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hey guys

ive gathered that it is something to do with amino acids or mrna but basically how are they made???

thanks really need help with this
A protein is a long string of amino acids joined together. The order and type of amino acids affects the structure of the protein. Some proteins are enzymes, their structure gives them a region in it called an active site. The shape of the active site is specific to the shape of the stuff it reacts with.

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) has sections, called genes, which hold the 'code' for the order of amino acids in a protein/ enzyme.
mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) is basically a messenger. It's single stranded and only the length of a gene, and a lot like DNA. It can copy the sequence of DNA and then gets transported to a ribosome to be translated into a sequence of amino acids, a protein.

Do A level biology if you want more detail :P
Transcription is where the mRNA is made in its specific sequence (of nucleotides), using DNA. Translation is where a protein is made, using the specific sequence (of codons) of mRNA.
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