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Flashcards in Amino Acids Deck (28):
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Glutamic Acid

-acidic
-Glu
-E

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Cysteine

-nonpolar
-Cys
-C

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Nonpolar side chains

do not interact with water

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Lysine

-basic
-Lys
-K

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Glutamine

-polar
-Gln
-Q

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Glycine

-nonpolar
-Gly
-G

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Tryptophan

-nonpolar
-Trp
-W

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Polar amino acids

-threonine
-tyrosine
-asparagine
-glutamine
-serine

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Side chains with charged basic groups

very hydrophillic

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Tyrosine

-polar
-tyr
-Y

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Alanine

-nonpolar
-Ala
-A

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Leucine

-nonpolar
-Leu
-L

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Phenylalanine

-nonpolar
-Phe
-F

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Nonpolar amino acids

-glycine
-alanine
-valine
-leucine
-isoleucine
-proline
-cysteine
-methioine
-phenylalanine
-tryptophan

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Acidic amino acids

-aspartic acid
-glutamic acid

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Valine

-nonpolar
-Val
-V

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Methionine

-nonpolar
-Met
-M

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Proline

-nonpolar
-Pro
-P

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Polar side chains

uncharged but can interact with water

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Arginine

-basic
-Arg
-R

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Threonine

-polar
-Thr
-T

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Basic amino acids

-histidine
-arginine
-lysine

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Serine

-polar
-Ser
-S

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Asparagine

-polar
-Asn
-N

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Histidine

-basic
-His
-H

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Isoleucine

-nonpolar
-Ile
-I

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Acidic side chains terminating in carboxyl groups

very hydrophillic

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Aspartic Acid

-acidic
-Asp
-D