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Medical Biochem I1

Medical Biochemistry, I Structure and Function of Proteins, 1 Amino Acids

Amino Acid NameStructureSymbolAbbreviationType of Side Chain
Glycine Linear G Gly Nonpolar
Alanine Linear A Ala Nonpolar
Valine Branched V Val Nonpolar
Leucine Branched L Leu Nonpolar
Isoleucine Branched I Ile Nonpolar
Phenylalanine Contains a 6-Sided Ring F Phe Nonpolar
Tryptophan Contains a 6-Sided Ring and a 5-Sided Ring W Trp Nonpolar
Methionine Contains Sulfur M Met Nonpolar
Proline An Imino Acid (Has a 5-Sided Ring) P Pro Nonpolar
Serine Linear S Ser Uncharged Polar
Threonine Linear T Thr Uncharged Polar
Tyrosine Contains a 6-Sided Ring Y Tyr Uncharged Polar
Asparagine Linear N Asn Uncharged Polar
Cysteine Contains a Sulfhydril Group C Cys Uncharged Polar
Glutamine Linear Q Gln Uncharged Polar
Aspartic Acid Linear D Asp Acidic Side Chain, (-)Charged
Glutamic Acid Linear E Glu Acidic Side Chain, (-)Charged
Histidine Contains a 5-Sided Ring H His Basic Side Chain, (+)Charged
Lysine Linear K Lys Basic Side Chain, (+)Charged
Arginine Linear R Arg Basic Side Chain, (+)Charged
Created by: NancyHClark