Biology: The Molecules of Life Crossword Puzzle

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QUESTIONS LIST: fatty tissues: these cushion your organs, provide your body with insulation, and store energy for later use, hydrocarbons: molecules that are composed of only carbon and hydrogen, glycogen: the storage of excess sugar which is a chain of many glucose monomers, polymers: long chains of monomers, monomers: large molecules that are built from many similar, smaller molecular units, steroids: examples of these are the male and female sex hormones, testosterone and estrogen, chains: most polypeptide _ are at least one hundred amino acids in length, proteins: responsible for almost all of the day-to-day functioning of organisms, hydrophilic: attract water molecules, amino acid: the twenty "letters" of the protein alphabet, substrate: a specific reactant an enzyme acts upon, enzyme: the main catalyst of chemical reactions in organisms; they lower the activation energy requirement barrier so that a reaction can proceed at normal cell temperatures, oil: a common example of a lipid which is hydrophobic meaning "water-fearing", polypeptide: each link of amino acids in this chain is created by a dehydration reaction between the amino group of one amino acid and the carboxyl group of the next, r group: also called the "side group" is the fourth bond of the central carbon in all amino acids and which is responsible for the particular chemical properties of each amino acid, carbohydrate: organic compound made up of sugar molecules, cellulose: "building materials" in plants commonly referred to as fiber; they protect cells and stiffen the plant preventing it from flopping over, denaturation: a visible example of this is an egg white changing from a clear liquid to a white solid while frying due to heat which is causing the egg's proteins to lose its normal shape, cholesterol: a steroid which is also the starting point from which your body produces other steroids, saturated: these fats are solid at room temperature; examples include lard and butter, unsaturated: these fats are liquid at room temperature; examples include oils from vegetables, fruits, and fish