Making the cut: Protein breakdown in platelets during storage

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Proteins are responsible for most of the work in cells. Based on their functions, locations, and interactions with each other, proteins keep cells, tissues, organs and bodies healthy and working well. Within cells, proteins are built up and broken down as needed. Each protein is made of individual building blocks called amino acids. To build proteins, amino acids bond with each other to make short chains, called peptides, and longer chains, called proteins. Conversely,proteolysis is the process of cutting proteins into peptides or individual amino acids. During proteolysis, bonds between amino acids are cut by proteins called proteases.

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