Proline

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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].

Four codons translate for Proline, they are: CCU CCC CCA and CCG.

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References

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

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