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.&nbsp;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 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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See [[Single letter amino acid codes|single letter amino acid codes]]<br>  
 
See [[Single letter amino acid codes|single letter amino acid codes]]<br>  

Revision as of 13:32, 14 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].


See single letter amino acid codes

References

  1. Berg J., Tymoczko J. and Stryer L (2012) Biochemistry, seventh edition, Basinstoke: W.H.Freeman and Company.

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