Duluth Labs Molecule of the Week (MOTW)
- -I am a molecule that makes up collagen.
- I am a derived amino acid that has a unique secondary alpha amino group.
- Without me, your collagen fiber will not be strong enough.
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- I am a major compound found in rose oil.
- I am a molecule commonly used for rose perfumes.
- My odor protects plants by driving insects away.
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I am a molecule that gives your yogurt a sour taste
I am formed from anaerobic respiration of some microorganisms such as lactobacilli
I am a molecule that causes muscle cramps
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- I am a non-essential amino acid that is needed to dispose-off excess ammonia
- I am also produced as a by-product in urea cycle
- I assist in metabolism and energy production by transporting NADH to your mitochondria which is used to produce ATP
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It’s what your Cells Really Need
- I am a molecule that often goes with 3 phosphates to form your body’s energy
- I contain a ribose sugar and a purine base known as A
- I am also used to treat heart conditions such as tachycardia