Biomolecules are the chemical components of life, including the four major types of biological macromolecules, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids, as well as smaller molecules, such as metabolites, neurotransmitters, vitamins and hormones. With its rich chemical database, Wolfram|Alpha has information on structural diagrams and atomic structures, chemical properties such as hydrophobicity and the impact of biomolecules on human life through toxicity and the roles of the chemicals in drugs.
Learn about proteins, which do most of the work in cells, including energy production, transport, signal detection and many other roles.
Understand the smaller molecules that play critical roles in life, such as metabolites, neurotransmitters, vitamins and hormones.
Understand other biological macromolecules: carbohydrates, for storing energy; lipids, for cell membranes; and nucleic acids, for conveying information.
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