Proline

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Not an [[Amino acid|amino acid]]...........(It is actually an [[Imino acid|imino acid]]!)
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Proline&nbsp;is an [[Imino acid|imino acid]]. It has a molecular weight of 115.13 and its molecular formula is&nbsp;C<sub>5</sub>H<sub>9</sub>NO<sub>2</sub>.<sub></sub> It is also classified as a hydrophobic amino acid.<br>
  
Due it being joined to itself back on to the [[Nitrogen|nitrogen]]. Its molecular formula is C<sub>5</sub>H<sub>9</sub>NO<sub>2</sub>.<sub></sub>
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<sub></sub>Proline has an [[Aliphatic|aliphatic]] side chain, which is bonded to the nitrogen atom and the [[Alpha-carbon|alpha-carbon]] [[Atom|atom]]. It influences [[Protein|protein]] architecture, because it's structure makes it more conformationally restricted than other [[Amino acids|amino acids]]&nbsp;<ref>Biochemistry 6th ed. 2006, J.Berg et al</ref>.  
 
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<sub></sub>Proline has an [[Aliphatic|aliphatic]] side chain, which is bonded to the nitrogen atom and the [[Alpha-carbon|alpha-carbon]] [[Atom|atom]]. It influences [[Protein|protein]] architecture, because it's structure makes it more conformationally restricted than other [[Amino acids|amino acids]]&nbsp;<ref>Biochemistry 6th ed. 2006, J.Berg et al</ref>. It is also a [[Hydrophobic|hydrophobic]] amino acid<ref>Berg, J. M., Tymoczko, J. L., &amp; Stryer, L. (2002). Biochemistry (5th ed.). New York: W.H. Freeman.</ref>.<br>
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Revision as of 08:31, 10 October 2014

Proline is an imino acid. It has a molecular weight of 115.13 and its molecular formula is C5H9NO2. It is also classified as a hydrophobic amino acid.

Proline has an aliphatic side chain, which is bonded to the nitrogen atom and the alpha-carbon atom. It influences protein architecture, because it's structure makes it more conformationally restricted than other amino acids [1].

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References

  1. Biochemistry 6th ed. 2006, J.Berg et al

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