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Amino Acids

20 amino acids and characteristics

QuestionAnswer
Alanine Ala - A - hydrophobic
Arginine Arg - R - free amino acid group makes it basic and hydrophilic
Asparagine Asn - N - carbohydrate can be covalently linked (N-linked) to its -NH
Aspartic Acid Asp - D - free carboxyl group makes it acidic and hydrophilic
Cysteine Cys - C - oxidation of their sulfhydryl (-SH) groups link 2 Cys (S-S)
Glutamic Acid Glu - E - free carboxyl group makes it acidic and hydrophilic
Created by: lioness