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Arginine displays basic properties in most basic, acidic and neutral environments due to the nature of its side chain or R-group. Its side chain contains a complex guanidinium cap on an aliphatic 3 carbon chain. Multiple H-bonds are able to form due to the conjugation of double bonds and lone pairs on the nitrogen atoms.
- ↑ The Biology Project, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Arizona. 2003
- ↑ Berg, J. Stryer, L. Tymoczko, J. (2011) Biochemistry, 7th Edition, New York: W.H Freeman and Company. Chapter 23, Pages 709-711
- ↑ Berg, J. M., Tymoczko, J. L., and Stryer, L. (2002). Biochemistry (5th ed.). New York: W.H. Freeman.