Non-polar amino acid

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Non-polar amino acids are those which are not electronegatively charged

(A) Alanine

(F) Phenylalanine

(G Glycine

(I) Isoleucine

(L) Leucine

(M) Methionine

(P) Proline

(V) Valine


The overall polarity of an amino acid is determined by the R group attached to the alpha carbon atom.  [1].

References

  1. Alberts B, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th Edition pg 127
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