What Is the Purpose of Protein Synthesis?

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What is protein synthesis?

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1. Which of the following are purposes of protein synthesis?

2. A protein called p53 is another protein involved in controlling cell division. The protein p53 makes sure that if cells aren't functioning correctly, they don't divide anymore. Some people have damage to their p53 DNA and the protein isn't made correctly anymore. What might be a consequence if a person couldn't make the protein p53?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Proteins are required for all structures and functions inside cells. Test your knowledge of the purpose of various proteins and the results of over or under production of proteins with these assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments focus on:

  • Purposes of protein synthesis
  • Protein synthesis process
  • Problems caused by a lack of a certain protein

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the result of not making enough myostatin
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on protein synthesis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a lack of protein p53

Additional Learning

Learn about protein synthesis by completing the lesson titled What is the Purpose of Protein Synthesis?. The covered objectives include:

  • Understand translation as the term applies to cells
  • Review protein synthesis in humans
  • Know the steps involved in protein synthesis
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