Amino acids

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General

Amino acids are of the general form (R represents any group):

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Properties of the amino acids


The 20 common amino acids are (with 3 letter and 1 letter abbreviations):

Alanine (Ala, A)

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Arginine (Arg, R)

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Asparagine (Asn, N)

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Aspartate (Asp, D)

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Cysteine (Cys, C)

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Glutamate (Glu, E)

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Glutamine (Gln, Q)

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Glycine (Gly, G)

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Histidine (His, H)

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Isoleucine (Ile, I)

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Leucine (Leu, L)

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Lysine (Lys, K)

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Methionine (Met, M)

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Phenylalanine (Phe, F)

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Proline (Pro, P)

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Serine (Ser, S)

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Threonine (Thr, T)

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Tryptophan (Trp, W)

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Tyrosine (Tyr, Y)

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Valine (Val, V)

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