Amino acids are organic compounds containing amine (-NH2) and carboxyl (-COOH) functional groups, along with a side chain (R group) specific to each amino acid[ In the form of proteins, amino acid residues form the second-largest component (water is the largest) of human muscles and other tissues Beyond their role as residues in proteins, amino acids participate in a number of processes such as neurotransmitter transport and biosynthesis. Proteins are consisted of one or more than one long chain of amino acids ,known as polypeptides. Proteins perform various biological functions, catalyzing, responding to stimuli,ligand binding,cell signaling, metabolic reactions, replicating DNA,enzyme activity, hormonal reactions and transportation of molecules from one part to other part. Proteins is very important part of mechanical and structural functions like myosine,actin in muscles, in cytoskeleton ,maintain cell shapes.We know that our system have capability to synthesize proteins with the help of ribosomes, but there are many other essential amino acids which can not be synthesize, and must obtained from foods, in which proteins comes from foods are hydrolysed in free amino acids and utilized to perform various functions in our body.
ITC Labs offers estimation of Amino acid profile of protein powder, whey powder, milk and milk products ,and in all kind of food products , packaged food products. by HPLC-UV, HPLC-PDA, detectors.