Non-polar amino acids
The chemical properties of an amino acid are largely dictated by the nature of its variable R-group. Non-polar amino acids are a class of amino acids in which the variable R-group is comprised of mostly hydrocarbons ; the amino acids cysteine and methionine also feature a sulphur atom, but (due to its similar negativity to carbon) this does not confer any polar properties to either of these amino acids .
The non-polar amino acids are:
- ↑ http://webhost.bridgew.edu/fgorga/proteins/nonpolar.htm
- ↑ http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Pauling_scale
- ↑ Berg, Tymoczko and Stryer. (2011) Biochemistry, pg 29