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Amino Acids

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    49147
  • Name

    I

    II

    R-

    R’-

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    Rasmol

    Color

    Function &

    Class

    Alanine

     

    Ala

    A

    H-

    dark gray

    Aliphatic

    Hydrophobic

    Arginine

     

    Arg

    R

    H-

    blue

    Basic

    Hydrophilic

    Asparagine

     

    Asn

    N

    H-

    cyan

    Amide

    Highly Hydrophilic

    Aspartate

     

    Asp

    D

    H-

    bright red

    Acidic

    Hydrophilic

    Cysteine

     

    Cys

    C

    H-

    yellow

    Sulphur Containing

    Hydrophobic

    Glutamine

     

    Gln

    Q

    H-

    cyan

    Amide

    Highly Hydrophilic

    Glutamate

     

    Glu

    E

    H-

    bright red

    Acidic

    Hydrophilic

     Glycine

     

    Gly

    G

    H-

    H-

    light gray

    Aliphatic

    Hydrophobic

     

    Histidine

     

    His

    H

    H-

    pale blue

    Basic

    Hydrophilic

    Isoleucine

     

    Ile

    I

    H-

    green

    Aliphatic

    Hydrophobic

    Leucine

     

    Leu

    L

    H-

    green

    Aliphatic

    Hydrophobic

     

     

    Lysine

     

    Lys

    K

    H-

    blue

    Basic

    Hydrophilic

    Methionine

     

    Met

    M

    H-

    yellow

    Sulphur

    Containing

    Hydrophobic

    Phenylalanine

     

    Phe

    F

    H-

    mid blue

    Aromatic

    Hydrophobic

    Proline

     

    Pro

    P

    -

    flesh

    Aliphatic

    Hydrophobic

    Serine

     

    Ser

    S

    H-

    orange

    Hydroxylic

    Hydrophobic

    Threonine

     

    Thr

    T

    H-

    orange

    Hydroxylic

    Hydrophobic

    Tryptophan

     

    Trp

    W

    H-

    pink

    Aromatic

    Hydrophobic

    Tyrosine

     

    Tyr

    Y

    H-

    mid blue

    Aromatic

    Hydrophobic

    Valine

     

    Val

    V

    H-

    green

    Aliphatic

    Hydrophobic