PROTEIN METABOLISM By N., Sam M.S. - 14 The manufacture and breakdown of proteins. Proteins are broken down into amino acids as part of the basic turnover of cell proteins and elimination of peptides. PROTEIN METABOLISM: "Simple put, protein metabolism is essential to the maintenance of life functions." Related Psychology Terms CATABOLISM JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) MAPLE SUGAR URINE DISEASE AMINO ACID IMBALANCE ADOLESCENCE (Theories) CEREBRAL CORTEX ADRENAL GLANDS PEPTIDE FRANZ, SHEPHERD IVORY EFFECTORS Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PROTEIN METABOLISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/protein-metabolism/ (accessed May 24, 2022).