The Fundamental Structure of Proteins

  • Tadashi Kawai


The word “protein” comes from the Greek proteios which means “the first”, that is, the most necessary material for the living body. This material came to be called “protein” in German, with its most representative form being white albumin. Proteins have very complicated functions and structures, and are found in all living things. Recently protein studies in biochemistry and biology have developed remarkably.


Zinc Albumin Iodine Cysteine Carboxyl 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tadashi Kawai
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    • 2
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  1. 1.Central Clinical Laboratory and Research DivisionNihon University Surugadai HospitalTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Nihon University SchoolTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Jichi Medical SchoolTochigiJapan

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