L-amino acids

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L-amino acids are the only isomers used in proteins as a result of evolution. The CORN law states that when the hydrogen atom is placed behind the alpha-carbon, the carboxyl group (CO) is followed by the R group (the specific side chain) and finally the amine group (N) in an anticlockwise direction [1].

References

  1. Jeremy M. Berg, John L. Tymoczko, Lubert Stryer (2011). Biochemsitry. 7th. ed. New York: WH Freeman and Company.


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