Alanine

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One letter code: A  
 
One letter code: A  
  
It is a&nbsp;[[Non-polar amino acid|non-polar amino acid]]. It has a side chain of &nbsp;-CH<sub>3</sub> making it the second simplest amino acid (Gylcine is the simplest amino acid with a single hydrogen atom as its side chain.) It has four&nbsp;[[Codon|codons]]: GCA, GCC, GCG and GCU<ref>Berg J., Tymoczko J. and Stryer L (2012) Biochemistry, seventh edition, Basinstoke: W.H.Freeman and Company.</ref>.<sub></sub><br>  
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It is a&nbsp;[[Non-polar amino acid|non-polar amino acid]]. It has a side chain of &nbsp;-CH<sub>3</sub> making it the second simplest amino acid (Gylcine is the simplest amino acid with a single [[hydrogen|hydrogen]] atom as its side chain.) It has four&nbsp;[[Codon|codons]]: GCA, GCC, GCG and GCU<ref>Berg J., Tymoczko J. and Stryer L (2012) Biochemistry, seventh edition, Basinstoke: W.H.Freeman and Company.</ref><ref>Berg, J. M., Tymoczko, J. L., &amp; Stryer, L. (2002). Biochemistry (5th ed.). New York: W.H. Freeman.</ref>.<sub></sub><br>  
  
 
See [[Single letter amino acid codes|single letter amino acid codes]]<br>  
 
See [[Single letter amino acid codes|single letter amino acid codes]]<br>  
  
[[Image:Alanine.png]]
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=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
Berg, J. M., Tymoczko, J. L., &amp; Stryer, L. (2002). Biochemistry (5th ed.). New York: W.H. Freeman.<br>
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Latest revision as of 03:26, 30 November 2013

Alanine is a hydrophobic amino acid

Three letter code: Ala

One letter code: A

It is a non-polar amino acid. It has a side chain of  -CH3 making it the second simplest amino acid (Gylcine is the simplest amino acid with a single hydrogen atom as its side chain.) It has four codons: GCA, GCC, GCG and GCU[1][2].

See single letter amino acid codes

Alanine.png

References

  1. Berg J., Tymoczko J. and Stryer L (2012) Biochemistry, seventh edition, Basinstoke: W.H.Freeman and Company.
  2. Berg, J. M., Tymoczko, J. L., & Stryer, L. (2002). Biochemistry (5th ed.). New York: W.H. Freeman.

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