Methionine

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Methionine is an alpha [[Amino acids|amino acid]] also known as Met or M. It is classified as a [[Non-polar|non-polar]]&nbsp;and hydrophobic&nbsp;amino acid. It has a [[Molecular weight|molecular weight]] of 149.21 and its [[Molecular formula|molecular formula]] is C<sub>5</sub>H<sub>11</sub>NO<sub>2</sub>S&nbsp;. Methionine is an '[[Essential amino acid|essential amino acid]]' as it is not produced naturally in humans, and therefore must be ingested. The [[Codon|triplet code]] for methionine is AUG, which is always the first codon to be [[Translation|translated]] in an [[Open reading frame|open reading frame]]&nbsp;- thus, [[Methionine|methionine]] is always the first amino acid in a [[Polypeptide|polypeptide chain]]. However, [[Methionine|methionine]] may be removed if the protein is edited in the [[Golgi Apparatus|Golgi Apparatus]].&nbsp;  
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Methionine is an alpha [[Amino acids|amino acid]] also known as Met or M. It is classified as a [[Non-polar|non-polar]]&nbsp;and hydrophobic&nbsp;amino acid. It has a [[Molecular weight|molecular weight]] of 149.21 and its [[Molecular formula|molecular formula]] is C<sub>5</sub>H<sub>11</sub>NO<sub>2</sub>S. Methionine is an '[[Essential amino acid|essential amino acid]]' as it is not produced naturally in humans, and therefore must be ingested. The [[Codon|triplet code]] for methionine is AUG, which is always the first codon to be [[Translation|translated]] in an [[Open reading frame|open reading frame]]&nbsp;- thus, [[Methionine|methionine]] is always the first amino acid in a [[Polypeptide|polypeptide chain]]. However, [[Methionine|methionine]] may be removed if the protein is edited in the [[Golgi Apparatus|Golgi Apparatus<ref>Berg, J. M., Tymoczko, J. L., &amp; Stryer, L. (2002). Biochemistry (5th ed.). New York: W.H. Freeman.</ref>]].&nbsp;  
  
 
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'''References'''
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Berg, J. M., Tymoczko, J. L., &amp; Stryer, L. (2002). Biochemistry (5th ed.). New York: W.H. Freeman.
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Revision as of 03:05, 30 November 2013

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Methionine is an alpha amino acid also known as Met or M. It is classified as a non-polar and hydrophobic amino acid. It has a molecular weight of 149.21 and its molecular formula is C5H11NO2S. Methionine is an 'essential amino acid' as it is not produced naturally in humans, and therefore must be ingested. The triplet code for methionine is AUG, which is always the first codon to be translated in an open reading frame - thus, methionine is always the first amino acid in a polypeptide chain. However, methionine may be removed if the protein is edited in the Golgi ApparatusUNIQ2f36837d3a22cf69-nowiki-00000001-QINU1UNIQ2f36837d3a22cf69-nowiki-00000002-QINU

References

  1. Berg, J. M., Tymoczko, J. L., & Stryer, L. (2002). Biochemistry (5th ed.). New York: W.H. Freeman.
 
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