Proline

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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>  
 
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>  
  
<sub></sub>Proline has an [[Aliphatic|aliphatic]] side chain, which is bonded to the nitrogen atom and the [[Alpha-carbon|alpha-carbon]] 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 amino acid.<br>  
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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.<br>  
  
 
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Revision as of 10:10, 1 December 2012

Not an amino acid...........(It is actually an imino acid!)

Due it being joined to itself back on to the nitrogen. Its molecular formula is C5H9NO2.

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]. It is also a hydrophobic amino acid.

References

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