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  • Amino Acids

    Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Amino acids bind together to form polypeptide chains‚ and these polypeptides fold and coil together into specific conformations to form proteins. There are 20 different amino acids‚ each amino acid consisting of four distinct partners. The first is a carboxyl group. A carboxyl group has very weak acids that are able to donate hydrogen ions to biological reactions. The second partner is the amino acid group. Amino acid groups act as the base which‚

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  • Amino acids

    AMINO ACIDS SUSMITA DAS SWAPNA MONDAL OBJECTIVES  To study about Amino acids.  To study the classifications of amino acids based on different headings.  To study the functions of amino acids. INTRODUCTION  Amino acids:• Amino acids are monomers of protein. • Amino acids are group of organic compounds which contain two functional groups. One is Amino group(NH2) and the other is Carboxyl group(COOH). • Proteins are broken down into amino acids on hydrolysis. • Each amino acid also have a

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  • Amino Acids

    Amino Acids Glycine is the smallest of the amino acids. It is ambivalent‚ meaning that it can be inside or outside of the protein molecule. In aqueous solution at or near neutral pH‚ glycine will exist predominantly as the zwitterion. Alanine is a hydrophobic molecule. It is ambivalent‚ meaning that it can be inside or outside of the protein molecule. The α carbon of alanine is optically active; in proteins‚ only the L-isomer is found. Serine differs from alanine in that one of the methylenic

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  • Amino Acid Metabolism

    non-essential amino acidsamino acid remodeling‚ and conversion of non-amino acid carbon skeletons into amino acids and other derivatives that contain nitrogen. However‚ the liver is the major site of nitrogen metabolism in the body. In times of dietary surplus‚ the potentially toxic nitrogen of amino acids is eliminated via transaminations‚ deamination‚ and urea formation; the carbon skeletons are generally conserved as carbohydrate‚ via gluconeogenesis‚ or as fatty acid via fatty acid synthesis pathways

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  • Amino Acid Chromatography

    Abstract In this experiment paper chromatography was used in order to identify two unknown amino acids using eight known amino ones. The two unknown ones were identified by comparing the distance they travelled up the chromatography paper and their Rf values to the corresponding values of the other eight known amino acids. The unknown amino acids identified were Glycine and Methionine. Introduction Proteins in cells are important in many ways. There are different types of proteins such as

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  • Amino Acids

    structures and properties of amino acids know the groups of amino acid What are amino acids? Amino acids are molecules that when combined with each other  proteins. Amino acids contain a central tetrahedral carbon atom (α-carbon) amine group‚ carboxyl group‚ R-side chain The R-side chain determines the different amino acids There are 20 common amino acidsAmino acids can join via peptide bonds Several amino acids occur only rarely in proteins Some amino acids are not found in proteins

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  • Amino Acids Review

    Alanine (ala‚ A) (neutral‚ non-polar) Arginine (arg‚ R) (basic‚ polar) Asparagine (asn‚ N) (neutral‚ polar) Aspartic Acid (asp‚ D) (acidic‚ polar) Cysteine (cys‚ C) (neutral‚ slightly polar) Glutamic Acid (glu‚ E) (acidic‚ polar) Glutamine (gln‚ Q) (neutral‚ polar) Glycine (gly‚ G) (neutral‚ non-polar) Histidine (his‚ H) (basic‚ polar) Isoleucine (ile‚ I) (neutral‚ non-polar) Leucine (leu‚ L) (neutral‚ non-polar) Lysine (lys‚ K) (basic‚ polar) Methionine (met‚

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  • Amino Acids Research Paper

    Amino Acids Amino acids are biologically organic compounds containing amine and carboxylic acid functional groups‚ usually along with a side-chain specific to each amino acid. The elements that are key of an amino acid are carbon‚ hydrogen‚ oxygen‚ and nitrogen. There are about 500 different kinds of amino acids found but we recognize 23 of the amino acids that are known‚ they are classified into three groups‚ essential semi-essential‚ and non-essential. Each amino acid has unique characteristics

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  • Characteristics and Properties of Amino Acids

    Characteristics and Properties of Amino Acids Introduction: Each amino acid has at least one amine and one acid functional group as the name implies. The different properties result from variations in the structures of different R groups. The R group is often referred to as the amino acid side chain. Amino acids have special common names‚ however‚ a three letter abbreviation for the name is used most of the time. A second abbreviation ‚ single letter‚ is used in long protein structures.Consult

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  • Fish Amino Acid Fertilizer

    method of producing an organic fertilizer by utilizing fish‚ particularly heads of fish such as bonitoes and others as raw material. A fish‚ particularly the head of fish‚ contains organic nitrogen (amino acids such as lysine‚ asparagine‚ glutamine‚ sertine‚ tyrosine‚ proline and the like)‚ nucleic acid

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