Protein Turnover & Balance


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When a protein molecule breaks down, what remains?

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1. Which of the following BEST describes protein turnover?

2. Which of the following BEST describes the amino acid pool?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of the characteristics of protein turnover. Topics featured on the quiz include nitrogen and protein molecules.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • What happens when a protein molecule breaks down
  • The amino acid pool
  • When nitrogen balance might be positive
  • What happens when nitrogen loss exceeds nitrogen intake

Skills practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related nutritional science lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the amino acid pool in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of protein turnover

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Protein Turnover & Balance, which covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the amino acid pool
  • Identify the nitrogen balance
  • Contrast and compare negative nitrogen balance and positive nitrogen balance