Primary Functions of Protein in the Body

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All of the following statements are true, EXCEPT _____.

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1. Some proteins provide structure. For example, _____ gives structure to your hair, nails, and skin, while _____ can be found in various connective tissues to provide structure inside your body.

2. Some proteins regulate body processes and transport materials. _____ regulate digestion, _____ regulate cell activity, and _____ transports oxygen.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet are designed to help you quickly assess your knowledge of what protein provides to the body. You will be quizzed on types of proteins and what each type is responsible for.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What a protein molecule is made up of
  • A structural protein found in connective tissues
  • An oxygen-transporting protein found in red blood cells
  • How protein helps with immunity
  • When a body might use protein to provide energy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the bodily processes supported by protein
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about protein in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how protein can be used to provide energy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of protein

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Primary Functions of Protein in the Body. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what protein is
  • Identify and explain structural proteins
  • Discuss proteins that regulate body processes
  • Provide information about proteins that transport materials throughout the body
  • Relate how proteins support immunity and provide energy if needed
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