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This video focuses on general functions of biomolecules. The biomolecules: carbs, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, can all can have important functions in the body. However, this video is *not* giving human dietary guidelines and should *not* be used in any attempt to do so. *This is a video about the biomolecules. For your dietary needs, consult with a dietitian or medical doctor.*

Table of Contents:
00:00 Intro
0:40 What is a monomer?
1:08 Carbohydrates
2:04 Lipids
4:09 Proteins
5:15 Nucleic Acids
6:44 Biomolecule Structure

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Amoeba Sisters says:

Expand to see important notes for this video. 1) This video, as stated in the description, focuses on general functions of biomolecules. The biomolecules: carbs, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, can all can have important functions in the body. This is a video about the general function of biomolecules. For your dietary needs, consult with a dietitian or medical doctor. 2) We mention the popular CHO, CHO, CHON, CHONP mnemonic for major elements in the biomolecules. As we mention, these are basics. There can be more elements (such as sulfur for example in proteins), but we wanted to identify common elements starting at the building block level. At the building block level, some amino acids lack sulfur for example. It's not just sulfur. For example, there are lipids that can additionally contain phosphate or nitrogen. The popular CHO, CHO, CHON, CHONP mnemonic sticks with basic elements found even at the building block level. 3) Since this video only uses one character for carbohydrates, one character for lipids, and one character for proteins – unfortunately, when mentioning general functions of each biomolecule type, it isn't designed to show a specific type. We received a great point in an email though that, since our little lipid character is a triglyceride, this can be confusing when naming lipid functions. For example, at 3:52 in the video when saying lipids are part of the cell membrane, it would be much better if we do not show the little lipid character so there won't be any confusion as we do not want to imply that specific lipid type makes up the cell membrane. [Phospholipids are a major lipid type in the cell membrane although other types exist as well]. We plan to explore creating individual, detailed videos on lipids, carbs, and proteins where we can show different types.

UPDATE: We have videos dubbed in Spanish and Portuguese using an artificial voice via https://aloud.area120.google.com to increase accessibility. See our Amoeba Sisters en Español channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Njo3LBy53cOPngz6ArV8Q and Amoeba Sisters em Português https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYTQPX2X_mXe0ZMPi0fXxbg Want to help translate our subtitles in any language? Learn more here https://www.amoebasisters.com/pinkys-ed-tech-favorites/community-contributed-subtitles

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Cat H says:

I wish you were in class teaching me

alondra says:

The monomer for a carb is monosaccharides

Lora Kingsley says:

pov: ur in biology watching this with your ugly messy bun, eye bags and falling asleep half time

Shyann Kelly says:

Thank youuuu microbiology

Maya Hammond says:

This video helped me get through highschool and college biology.Thank you!

prea Chan says:

I’m actually here by choice

Fouzy-exe says:

I assume anybody who’s here is in highschool

NATIONAL READER says:

can you plz make video for biomolecules more

Reree 2015 says:

sushi, pasta and chocolate 🙂

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