Amino Acids

basic structure of amino acids

    • amine
    • carboxylic acid
    • alpha carbon
    • side chain

categories of side chains

    • nonpolar

glycine (G), alanine (A), valine (V), leucine (L), isoleucine (I), methionine, (M), phenylalanine (F), tryptophan (W), proline (P)

    • polar

serine (S), threonine (T), cysteine (C), tyrosine (Y), asparagine (N), glutamine (Q),

    • charged

aspartic acid (D), glutamic acid (E), lysine (K), arginine (R), histidine (H)