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Amino Acids

Amino Acids of the Human Body

One-Letter AbbreviationThree-Letter AbbreviationFull NameCategory
F Phe Phenylalanine Nonpolar Aromatic
Y Tyr Tyrosine Polar Aromatic
W Trp Tryptophan Polar Aromatic
G Gly Glycine Nonpolar, Aliphatic
A Ala Alanine Nonpolar, Aliphatic
P Pro Proline Nonpolar, Aliphatic
V Val Valine Nonpolar, Aliphatic, Branched Chain
L Leu Leucine Nonpolar, Aliphatic, Branched Chain
I Ile Isoleucine Nonpolar, Aliphatic, Branched Chain
N Asn Asparagine Polar, Uncharged
Q Gln Glutamine Polar, Uncharged
S Ser Serine Polar, Uncharged
T Thr Threonine Polar, Uncharged
M Met Methionine Polar, Uncharged, Sulfar-containing
C Cys Cysteine Polar, Uncharged, Sulfar-containing
D Asp Aspartate Charged, Negative (Acidic)
E Glu Glutamate Charged, Negative (Acidic)
R Arg Arginine Charged, Positive (Basic)
K Lys Lysine Charged, Positive (Basic)
H His Histidine Charged, Positive (Basic)
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