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]] 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;
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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;

Revision as of 15:34, 30 November 2012

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

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