Amino Acids

Science / Biology / Amino Acids: The subunits (monomers) from which proteins (polymers) are assembled. Each amino acid consists of an amino functional group, and a carboxyl acid group, and differs from other amino acids by the composition of an R group.

Amino Acid

Science / Chemistry / Amino Acid: Amino acids are molecules that contain at least one amine group (-NH2) and at least one carboxylic acid group (-COOH). When these groups are both attached to the same carbon, the acid is an alpha-amin MORE

Amino Acid Sequence

Science / Biology / Amino Acid Sequence: Also known as the primary structure of a protein/polypeptide; the sequence of amino acids in a protein/polypeptide controlled by the sequence of DNA bases. MORE

En Pergamino

Life Style / Coffee / En Pergamino: Parchment Coffee. Describes wet-processed coffee shipped with the dried parchment skin still adhering to the bean. The parchment is removed prior to roasting, a step called milling. MORE

Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA)

Health / Vitamins / Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA): Lipid soluble substances used in acne therapy for oily skin due to their exfoliating properties and in the prevention of clogged pores, most known BHA is salicylic acid. MORE

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

Health / Vitamins / Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs): Water soluble compounds used in chemical peels and skin care products like moisturizers, cleansers, eye creams, sunscreen and foundations. MORE

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA)

Health / Fitness / Essential Fatty Acids (EFA): Required by the body, however only obtainable from food sources, such as flaxseed oil and safflower oil. MORE